Drought roiling China’s already evaporating economy

 The latest crisis in China's global supply chain hit a factory in southern Sichuan on Thursday, bringing heat and drought. Overseas manufacturers such as Apple, Toyota and Chinese solar companies will shut their doors for six days and resume production on Sunday. However, due to bad weather, a large local company closed its factories on Sunday. About 16,500 jobs were affected in Sichuan province as a result of the shutdown. While some Chinese media said the problem could lead to factory shutdowns in industrial cities on the east coast, scientists say no further blackouts are expected in China in September. It provides cheap electricity in the west and industrial cities in the east. Sichuan Province, on the Yangtze River Basin, has about 1,400 outlets and has several hydroelectric plants that can meet 80 percent of its electricity demand and sell the surplus to neighboring provinces. The water level in Sichuan province drops by 40% in July and 50% in August every year, and the hot