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South China faces manufacturing curbs amid power shortages

Ramped up factory activity and hot weather strain energy supplies

Factories like this one in Guangdong Province are facing power supply interruptions as hot weather, low rivers and increased industrial activity overload power generation facilities.   © Reuters

Factories in South China's manufacturing hub of Guangdong Province were told by power suppliers to cut electricity usage by curbing operations, as rising power consumption amid hot weather strains the region's power system.

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