[Epoch Times October 1, 2021](Reported by Epoch Times reporters Xu Yiyang and Zhang Zhongyuan) China’s power cut measures have spread to more than 20 provinces, affecting the supply chains of some major global companies. As a result, Sla’s key suppliers of parts have suffered a production stoppage. At present, several suppliers of Apple and Tesla in China have announced the suspension of production due to power curtailment. Yisheng Precision, a key supplier of mechanical parts for the two companies, said on September 26 that in response to the industrial power curtailment measures in Kunshan City, Jiangsu Province, the company had suspended operations from September 26 to October 1. Operation of the Kunshan plant. Yisheng stated in the announcement that during the shutdown period, it will temporarily maintain operations with inventory, and it is expected to arrange production during holidays or even holidays to meet customer demand for shipments. Apple’s printed circuit board supplier Xinxing Electronics and speaker component supplier Kang Erfu will also stop production. The two companies in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, said they will use their inventory to support demand and mobilize the production capacity of other factories to mitigate the impact. At the moment when the iPhone 13 series is at the peak of shipments, many Apple supply chain factories have stopped production due to power restrictions. Whether this will affect the production of iPhone 13 is still unknown. The news immediately attracted the attention of Chinese netizens, and the topic of “a number of Apple suppliers’ power cuts and shutdowns” also rushed into the hot search list of Weibo. Several chip packaging and testing service providers supplying Intel, Nvidia and Qualcomm have also received notices of suspension of production at their factories in Jiangsu Province. Recently, the CCP’s “dual control of energy consumption” policy has escalated its influence. Since mid-September, more than 20 provinces including Jiangsu, Guangdong, Yunnan, Zhejiang, Shandong and other provinces have successively initiated power curtailment and production restriction policies. Enterprises in many provinces and regions have successively received notices of mandatory curtailment, production restriction, and production suspension. Many industrial enterprises They were required to drive for three days and stop for four days, drive for two days and stop for five days, or even drive for one day and stop for six days. The so-called “dual control of energy consumption” policy refers to the CCP’s policy of dual control of energy consumption intensity and total amount. The CCP has set it as a binding indicator for the performance evaluation of local governments at all levels. Judging from local notices, the cut-off time for electricity curtailment and production is not clear. In some areas, it is tentatively scheduled to end September or mid-October, and some provinces or cities will continue to restrict production until the end of the year. Li Yiming, a media person living in Japan, said in an interview with Epoch Times reporters on September 29 that he believes that the current phenomenon is a confrontation between the CCP’s local officials and the central government. He said that from the mayor, the secretary of the municipal party committee to the provincial governor, all are fighting against the central government. The central government requires all localities to reduce carbon emissions. All localities “cut power all at once, and when the time comes, it will be done. High-level officials do the same, and local officials do the same.” , Local officials implement the above policies, but no one can control how to implement them. He also said: “Power curtailment has a great impact on both domestic and foreign capital. He said unified power curtailment and all power outages in a region. Who do you say he hit? Because there is no such thing as a curtailment in the West, it is difficult to accept the curtailment. The impact.” Shi Shan, a China expert and Epoch Times columnist, also believes that one of the reasons for China’s widespread power outages may be that local governments are dissatisfied with the CPC Central Committee’s energy-saving policies and “demonstrated” to the central government. He said: “Knowing that many of the policies of the central government are wrong, but I dare not talk about it. One of the talks is “discussing the central government.” Then you have an order. I will stop showing it to you immediately. Now it has become an outbreak of grievances among the 20 provinces in China. @ Editor in charge: Shao Yi .
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