China remains in a twilight between aiming for carbon neutrality in 2060 but not yet giving up coal power. It is competing with the US for supremacy in the renewables technology race. Photo: AP China remains in a twilight between aiming for carbon neutrality in 2060 but not yet giving up coal power. It is competing with the US for supremacy in the renewables technology race. Photo: AP
China remains in a twilight between aiming for carbon neutrality in 2060 but not yet giving up coal power. It is competing with the US for supremacy in the renewables technology race. Photo: AP

Climate crisis unlikely to turn rivals China and the US into green collaborators

  • Can Beijing and Washington work together on climate issues while still engaged in rows over trade, human rights and other sources of tension?
  • While both sides have indicated carbon emissions must be urgently reduced, neither is likely to pass up the chance to be the world’s leader in a new technology

Topic |   Climate change
China remains in a twilight between aiming for carbon neutrality in 2060 but not yet giving up coal power. It is competing with the US for supremacy in the renewables technology race. Photo: AP China remains in a twilight between aiming for carbon neutrality in 2060 but not yet giving up coal power. It is competing with the US for supremacy in the renewables technology race. Photo: AP
China remains in a twilight between aiming for carbon neutrality in 2060 but not yet giving up coal power. It is competing with the US for supremacy in the renewables technology race. Photo: AP
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