Flooding has put a strain on China's energy supply chain

The panic and misery felt by those directly affected by the terrible flooding cannot be exaggerated, and it is far from the most serious concern, but it is only one part of the tale. The destruction and inconvenience caused by the torrential rains reach far beyond the Henan province's borders. “The floods that have wracked central China, submerging swaths of a major economic and transportation hub, are threatening supply chains for everything from cars and electronics to pigs, peanuts, and coal,” according to Reuters.

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