December 7, 2021

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China says Xi Jinping had no choice to send a video message to COP26

China says Xi Jinping had no choice to send a video message to COP26

a China This Tuesday (2) stated that the President of the Republic Xi Jinping He did not have the opportunity to deliver a video speech on the Climate Summit (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, and had to submit a written position instead.

Xi, who did not attend the UN meeting in person, Submit a written statement To other Heads of State and Government in which he did not make any additional promises, while urging countries to honor their promises and “strengthen mutual trust and cooperation.”

“According to my understanding, the conference organizers did not provide the method of linking the video,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters at a news briefing.

The UK is responsible for regulating COP26, which aims to ensure the planet is able to eliminate net carbon emissions and maintain a goal Paris Agreement To limit the global temperature rise to 1.5°C in order to contain the effects of global warming.

Climate watchers have expressed concern that Xi’s physical absence from Glasgow may mean that China is not prepared to make further concessions during this round of negotiations.

But Beijing said it had already made a number of important pledges last year, pledging to raise emissions by 2060, increase total solar and wind power to 1,200 gigawatts by 2030, and reduce coal use by 2026.

The faltering diplomatic relationship between China and the United States – the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases – emerges as one of the biggest hurdles during the latest round of climate talks.

Beijing has dismissed Washington’s efforts to separate climate from the two sides’ broader conflicts, with diplomat Wang Yi telling US climate envoy John Kerry in September that there is still a “desert” that threatens an “oasis” of climate cooperation.

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The sticking point for China has been US sanctions against Chinese companies, including suppliers of solar equipment, with links to Xinjiang.

China rejects Western allegations of human rights violations in the country’s northwest region.

“China cannot be asked to reduce coal production on the one hand, and at the same time, impose sanctions on Chinese enterprises engaged in photovoltaic energy,” Wang said on Tuesday (2).

NS Global Times, which is part of the newspaper People’s Daily newspaperHe, led by the Chinese Communist Party, said in an editorial Monday that the United States should not expect to influence Beijing on the climate while it attacks the country on human rights and other issues.

“[A atitude de Washington tornou] “It is impossible for China to see any prospect of a fair deal amid the tensions,” the newspaper said.