China’s Power Shortage May Spark Systemic Economic Changes; Japan’s Likely New PM Concerned About China

By David Zhang
David Zhang
David Zhang
September 29, 2021 Updated: September 29, 2021

Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party has chosen Fumio Kishida as its next leader. He is considered the next likely prime minister of Japan after the general election later this year. His primary focus is on China and peace in the Taiwan Strait. We ask experts about the links between Taiwan and Japan, and what binds them together. 

Then we analyze why China is suffering an electricity shortage—looking at the surface problem, but also the bigger implications. Is it a coal shortage or something worse? And how are the expanding data centers in China playing into this power crunch? 

David Zhang