Nation of Taiwan Suffers Massive Power Outages

Nation of Taiwan Suffers Massive Power Outages

( – While the world watches Russia invade Ukraine with brutal force, some individuals remain concerned that China could soon turn its sights on Taiwan. For decades, the communist country has considered Taiwan part of the People’s Republic of China under the One China policy. A recent event showed how vulnerable Taiwan might be if the larger nation moves in to claim it.

Around 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, a major power plant failure caused a massive power outage across the island. Over 5 million homes were without lights. Officials blamed human negligence, adding the situation was mainly due to an incident involving a transformer at the power station. By Friday morning local time, the power plant restored most of the island’s power, though some were still waiting for the power plant to restore lights to certain areas.

The power supply cut affected approximately one-third of all Taiwan’s power needs. Officials said the backup supply at the time of the crisis was only at 24%. Fortunately, the manufacturers that supply crucial microchips for computers weren’t affected, and there were no disruptions in operations.

The local media reported chaos in the streets as traffic lights failed to work without power. Additionally, rescuers worked to help people stuck in elevators.

So, is it safe to assume that China was watching and plans on using the situation to its advantage in the future?

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