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China eyes an opportunity to take ownership of climate change fight

smog in liaocheng in eastern china
Smog in Liaocheng in eastern China. Reducing carbon emissions is a priority for Beijing’s leadership, which could influence the global battle against climate change. Photograph: Sipa Asia/REX/Shutterstock

The economic and environmental cost of pollution will drive Beijing’s policies regardless of what Donald Trump does

January 20, 2017 — Twenty years ago, climate change was believed by many in Beijing to be a conspiracy cooked up by the western world to contain China’s development. Continue reading China eyes an opportunity to take ownership of climate change fight

China’s Xi Jinping says Paris climate deal must not be allowed to fail

frequent smog in chinese cities has made tackling climate change a priority for beijing’s leaders
Frequent smog in Chinese cities has made tackling climate change a priority for Beijing’s leaders. Photograph: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images

President says ‘we only have one homeland’ in a coded warning to Donald Trump not to dismantle the agreement

January 19, 2017 — The world must not allow the Paris climate deal to be “derailed” or continue to inflict irreparable damage on the environment, Chinese president Xi Jinping has said, amid fears the Continue reading China’s Xi Jinping says Paris climate deal must not be allowed to fail