China’s power crunch is world’s latest supply-chain threat as gas shortage bites

China’s energy crisis is shaping up as the latest shock to global supply chains as factories in the world’s biggest exporter are forced to conserve energy by curbing production in part due to gas shortages. Significantly, China the world’s top buyer of natural gas, has not filled stockpiles fast enough, even though imports have surged in the last year. This could spark a global bidding war for gas supplies.