Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets with U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Beijing, China, May 27, 2009. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)
BEIJING, May 27 (Xinhua) -- China will enhance cooperation with the United States in coping with climate change, Premier Wen Jiabao said here on Wednesday.
"China will cement policy dialogue with the United
States, take the joint tackling of climate change as an important aspect of
cooperation and push for positive results in the Copenhagen Climate Change
Conference," Wen told U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her delegation.
The U.S. House delegation started a week-long China
tour on Sunday at the invitation of Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing
Committee of the top legislature, the National People's Congress.
China and the United States could cooperate from a
long-term point of view, live in harmony and value their differences while
promoting bilateral ties, Wen said.
The two countries shared a broad common interest and
firm foundation for cooperation in bilateral fields and on the world stage, Wen
told Pelosi at the government compound of Zhongnanhai in downtown Beijing.
"A Sino-U.S. relationship that will be stable for a
long period and develop soundly is conducive for both peoples and the world at
large," Wen said.
Wen briefed Pelosi on China's policies, measures and
achievements in coping with climate change.
All countries should, on the basis of the UN
Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol and the Bali Roadmap,
adhere to the principle of common and differential liability, rely on science
and technology and take real steps to tackle the global challenge, he said.
A new protocol was expected to be born in Copenhagen
by the end of this year to replace the Kyoto Protocol to prevent global warming
and climate change.
Pelosi said she and the U.S. lawmakers would exchange
views with China in a candid and open manner to boost bilateral ties.
The United States appreciated the great achievements
China had made in its economic development and its measures to confront climate
change and would step up cooperation with China, she noted.
China is the world's No. 2 energy consumer following
the United States. It has pledged to improve energy efficiency and boost the
clean energy sector so as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In a position paper on the Copenhagen Conference,
China urged the developed nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40
percent by 2020 compared with 1990.
Hu Jintao meets U.S. House
BEIJING, May 27 (Xinhua)
-- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Wednesday met with visiting U.S. House Speaker
Hu highlighted the remarkable progress in bilateral ties
since the two nations forged diplomatic relations 30 years ago, saying the two
had "worked closer" on many fields in the new century. Full story