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  1. A brave face, but climate talks look doomed

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao The top UN climate body took a pessimistic tone in its review of the international talks in Cancun, Mexico, saying the progress achieved there was far from enough. Although ... avoided at Cancun. Major players in the talks such as China and several other large developing nations have upped the ante by urging that a global deal on tackling climate change be cut in Durban, ...

  2. Chinese negotiator optimistic on climate talks, cites Japan concession

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Cancun, Mexico A balanced outcome is within reach at the UN climate talks in Cancun, according to a senior Chinese negotiator, citing a key concession that Japan has ... of the climate pact during a meeting with China's climate chief Xie Zhenhua, deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission, on the sidelines of the talks on Wednesday. ...

  3. Climate talks end in blame game

    Posted Oct 10th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao UN climate talks ended in Tianjin yesterday with most countries disappointed at the lack of progress and a dispute between the world's two biggest polluters escalating. ... The week-long climate talks in Tianjin, the first China has hosted, opened with negotiations at a new low following last year's frustrating failure at Copenhagen. So, instead of aiming ...

  4. China holds firm on climate change talks

    Posted Oct 05th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Tianjin China is holding firm to its original stance on global climate talks amid intensified United Nations calls yesterday for governments to shelve differences and seek ... by 2012- rising to a total of US$100 billion a year by 2020- was ready, EU delegates said. The shift came amid warnings that the long-stalled climate talks are losing legitimacy and public support ...

  5. Wen ready to help get climate talks back in order

    Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... talks. The talks have been marred by rifts between rich and poor nations and a new split between emerging economies and those most vulnerable to climate change over whether China, India and other ... polluter. He has been busy with telephone conversations on climate-related issues with world leaders in the past week, including China's key allies in the talks, India, Brazil and South Africa, ...

  6. A good starting point for UN climate change talks

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In releasing its position paper on climate change, China has spelled out two national imperatives that appear to conflict. The nation's leaders recognise the urgent need to combat climate change and reverse environmental degradation caused by rapid industrialisation. But they have also vowed not to let such efforts impede the economic growth necessary to pull hundreds ...

  7. Politburo talks point to climate change action

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... report on Saturday that the Politburo's latest study session on Friday was devoted to climate change. This is significant in several ways. Recognising the importance of climate change and addressing the matter have finally become a priority for the mainland leadership after years of empty talk. 'How we cope with climate change is related to the country's economic development ...

  8. Climate envoy defends Beijing after UK attack

    Posted Dec 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... outcome of the Copenhagen climate summit. Edward Yau Tang-wah, secretary for the environment, who took part in the talks as a member of the Chinese delegation, said China had been positive, ... Yau was the most senior Hong Kong official to join Chinese negotiators in international climate talks since 2003 when the Kyoto Protocol was extended by Beijing to Hong Kong. His comments came ...

  9. China bid to break climate deadlock

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... climate change talks, where little progress has been made with the talks into their second week at the Mexican beach resort. While a senior Chinese negotiator called the move a compromise, Xie ... and they should be under the convention,' Xie said at the first official briefing hosted by the Chinese delegation at Cancun. The climate talks in Cancun have been shrouded in pessimism, with hopes ...

  10. Good cop, bad cop make their mark in the climate debate

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing The increasingly assertive China which emerged at the recent UN climate talks in Tianjin has thrust the country's climate negotiators into the limelight. ... round of UN climate talks last month, said he was torn between anxiety and hope over the deadlocked negotiation process. 'By hosting the talks, China is not inviting negotiators around ...




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