China’s power cuts widen amid shortages and climate push


Word is just in that the Chinese government has cut power supplies to some factories, effective immediately, for four days, as a result of environmental non-compliance.

Factories in more than 10 provinces are affected, including Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong. The closures will no doubt add to the congestion and disarray plaguing industry at the moment. Bloomberg reports
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China’s rail shipments to Europe set records as demand surges for Chinese goods amid coronavirus

Once regarded as merely ornamental, freight service along Belt and Road trade routes has become increasingly important as exporters turn to railway transport

China’s Economy Recovered Steadily in 2020 with Main Goals Accomplished Better Than Expectation
The national economy recovered steadily, employment and living standards were ensured forcefully, and the main goals and tasks of economic and social development were accomplished better than expectation. GDP was 101,598.6 billion yuan in 2020, an increase of 2.3 percent over last year.
Source: National Bureau of Statistics of China