A view of Qianan in Hebei province in December last year. Qianan, with many smoking factories and three-hour drive from China's capital city Beijing, is regarded as one of the air pollutant sources of the capital. Photo: Simon Song

Looking back at how China’s stance on climate change shifted

With the US having abandoned the Paris Agreement, Beijing is poised to take a leadership role on the issue. But its willingness did not come overnight

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A view of Qianan in Hebei province in December last year. Qianan, with many smoking factories and three-hour drive from China's capital city Beijing, is regarded as one of the air pollutant sources of the capital. Photo: Simon Song
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Julia Hollingsworth

Julia Hollingsworth

Julia Hollingsworth was a reporter with the South China Morning Post. Before coming to SCMP, she studied Mandarin at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and worked in New Zealand as a general news reporter for Australian Associated Press.