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Power supply stable, metrics transparent: Chinese FM
Published: Jan 06, 2021 05:58 PM

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying. Photo: VCG



China's Foreign Ministry said China has stable overall electricity supply amid rising demand from its industrial sector and civilian heating needs, dismissing notions that industry figures are not disclosed transparently on Wednesday.

When asked about a so-called ambiguity of information concerning power supply curbs and restrictions in some Chinese cities, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying noted that Chinese media outlets have run extensive coverage of the issue and that the question is moot.

Overall, China's power supply can be guaranteed, Hua said, noting that regional shortages were caused by a rapid increase in industrial consumption, as the industrial production is in full swing and a cold-weather induced spike in civilian heating demand.

Industry regulators have strengthened their monitoring of the country's power supply and demand dynamic and beefed up supply to ensure functional power use, Hua said, noting that civilian power use won't be affected even amid a temporary supply and demand imbalance. Chinese authorities also have been keeping the public updated about the situation.

There is no need for foreign media outlets to worry about China's power supply, Hua said.

Global Times
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