Li Xiaolin (李小琳): “Still Waters Run Deep”

Li Xiaolin (李小琳) is the CEO of China Power International Development Limited and a councillor for the Copenhagen Climate Council. chinadialogue editor Isabel Hilton caught up with her at the World Business Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen. Her father is the former premier of China, Li Peng.

Isabel Hilton (IH): What is the use of the World Business Summit, from a Chinese point-of-view?

Li Xiaolin (LX): I am a councillor for the Copenhagen Climate Council, a group that will convene at the climate-change talks in Copenhagen [in December], at which people from all over the world who are passionate about peace will deliver a proposal. I think that because the world belongs to everyone – if I can carry out some specific actions related to environmental protection, I will be very happy.

At this global business leaders’ meeting, everyone will have the opportunity to see Al Gore, the former US vice-president, and the United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon – who have both come as speakers to this meeting. Today is the last day, and the prime minister of Denmark and I were on a panel together. Entrepreneurs and the leaders of countries from all over the world place a lot of importance on this. I also attended a roundtable meeting with the Danish prime minister, at which there were representatives from the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark and, of course, China. Everybody sat down together and had the chance to discuss global issues, to create common actions for common goals – and to do things to protect our planet. I think this event was influential in a good and meaningful way.

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