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China power use decrease slows in first 2 months

Updated: 2009-03-10 11:23

BEIJING  -- The volume of power consumption in China continued to dip in the first two months of this year but the downward pace was slower, said the Industry and Information Technology Minister Li Yizhong here Tuesday.

Power use in January and February fell 3.7 percent from the same period of last year, compared with a year-on-year drop of 17.5 percent last November and 8.7 percent in December, Li said at a press conference during the annual parliament session.

An editorial of the People's Daily has called on China's top political advisory body to made due contributions to help the country weather through difficulties.