China More Assertive in Climate Talks – Richard McGregor

From Financial Times:

Beijing has begun to adopt a more assertive role in global negotiations to head off the development of a regime which it worries could force it to cut emissions and scale back its economy.

China’s aggressive posture was on display this week at a UN meeting on climate change in Bangkok, when Beijing’s representatives tried to ensure the conference communiqu√© specifically blamed industrialised nations for global warming.

In recent weeks, China has led an alliance of developing countries disputing the right of the UN Security Council to debate climate change and has suggested the country’s one-child policy should be credited for ameliorating the situation by keeping down the world’s population.[Full Text]

May 4, 2007 6:17 PM
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