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

Topic |   Paris climate summit 2015

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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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