Daily Memo: China’s Blackouts, Japan’s Defense

The electricity crunch seems to be getting worse.

China’s grid. China’s electricity crunch seems to be getting worse. Rolling blackouts have reportedly begun in several major cities, including Beijing and Shanghai. The cuts are mostly policy-driven; provincial authorities are cutting usage to comply with annual consumption caps and carbon targets set by the central government. So in theory, if things get really bad, […]

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