ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Lights out for Shanghai's Bund in China power-saving push

Record heat wave pressuring power grid as air conditioning use soars

SHANGHAI -- Shanghai will switch off the night lights at its historic Bund district for two days from Monday as a record heat wave stretches China's power grid, forcing factory shutdowns and wilting crops.

The riverfront neighborhood and nearby financial center Lujiazui are usually lit up in the evening. But a nationwide power-saving push will leave the well-known districts in the dark while shopping mall hours are cut as the country grapples with temperatures topping 40 C.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more