US President Barack Obama shakes hands with President Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2014. China and the United States together account for more than 40 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions. Photo: AP

China and the US create a new climate for international collaboration on the environment

Kitty Poon says the Paris climate change accord would not have succeeded without the coordinated diplomatic efforts of Beijing and Washington

Topic |   Paris climate summit 2015

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US President Barack Obama shakes hands with President Xi Jinping in Beijing in 2014. China and the United States together account for more than 40 per cent of global carbon dioxide emissions. Photo: AP
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