An industrial plant in north China. Following the US decision to pull out of the Paris climate change accord, the EU and China have reaffirmed their commitment to reducing emissions. However they were unable to produce a joint statement on the issue at their recent summit as other issues got in the way. Photo: EPA An industrial plant in north China. Following the US decision to pull out of the Paris climate change accord, the EU and China have reaffirmed their commitment to reducing emissions. However they were unable to produce a joint statement on the issue at their recent summit as other issues got in the way. Photo: EPA
An industrial plant in north China. Following the US decision to pull out of the Paris climate change accord, the EU and China have reaffirmed their commitment to reducing emissions. However they were unable to produce a joint statement on the issue at their recent summit as other issues got in the way. Photo: EPA
Climate change

Is there still hope for China’s ‘climate change diplomacy’?

Environmentalists lament Beijing’s failure to bridge differences with the European Union to tackle global warming, but some say there is still a chance

Topic |   Climate change
An industrial plant in north China. Following the US decision to pull out of the Paris climate change accord, the EU and China have reaffirmed their commitment to reducing emissions. However they were unable to produce a joint statement on the issue at their recent summit as other issues got in the way. Photo: EPA An industrial plant in north China. Following the US decision to pull out of the Paris climate change accord, the EU and China have reaffirmed their commitment to reducing emissions. However they were unable to produce a joint statement on the issue at their recent summit as other issues got in the way. Photo: EPA
An industrial plant in north China. Following the US decision to pull out of the Paris climate change accord, the EU and China have reaffirmed their commitment to reducing emissions. However they were unable to produce a joint statement on the issue at their recent summit as other issues got in the way. Photo: EPA
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