A plane flies past clouds of smoke billowing from a coal-fired power plant in Beijing. China on Tuesday launched a nationwide carbon-trading scheme, solidifying its role as an emerging leader in the fight against climate change. Photo: AP

China launches world’s biggest carbon-trading scheme in fight against climate change

National plan boosts Beijing’s emerging leadership as the US – the world’s second-largest greenhouse gas emitter after China – retreats on its climate advocacy

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A plane flies past clouds of smoke billowing from a coal-fired power plant in Beijing. China on Tuesday launched a nationwide carbon-trading scheme, solidifying its role as an emerging leader in the fight against climate change. Photo: AP
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