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Supply Chain

China auto hub Chongqing extends factory power cuts indefinitely

Extreme heat dashes plans to lift blackout, posing risk to supply chains

Water levels in the Yangtze River have diminished due to the drought, which has impacted logistics in Chongqing. (Photo by Shunsuke Tabeta)

CHONGQING -- The Chinese manufacturing hub of Chongqing said Wednesday that it is extending the blackout imposed on factories until further notice to deal with a power shortage caused by the extreme heat.

Chongqing officials made the decision Tuesday and sent the notice to government agencies and businesses the next day. The extension follows the cuts to power begun by the city on Aug. 15.

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