China's special representative on climate change Xie Zhenhua, left, shares a laugh with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during the UN Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, north of Paris. Photo: AP
China's special representative on climate change Xie Zhenhua, left, shares a laugh with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during the UN Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, north of Paris. Photo: AP

Paris climate talks: China goes from back foot to big leap forward in negotiations

Chinese negotiators were there in the final stretch to forge landmark deal despite stumbling earlier in the week

China's special representative on climate change Xie Zhenhua, left, shares a laugh with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during the UN Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, north of Paris. Photo: AP
China's special representative on climate change Xie Zhenhua, left, shares a laugh with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon during the UN Climate Change Conference, in Le Bourget, north of Paris. Photo: AP
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