Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang (1st R)
meets with Todd Stern, U.S. special envoy for climate change, at the Great
Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, on June 8, 2009.
BEIJING, June 8 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Li
Keqiang met with U.S. special envoy for climate change Todd Stern on Monday,
calling for more dialogues and substantial cooperation with the United States on
"China has noticed the change of the U.S. government
on climate change as well as the positive measures it has taken," Li told Stern
during their meeting in the Great Hall of the People.
To strengthen dialogue and cooperation between the
two countries helps the growth of China-U.S. ties and benefits the international
cooperation to fight against climate change, the vice premier said.
Stern said his country is ready to enhance dialogue
and cooperation in energy, environment and climate change areas and work closely
for the success of the Copenhagen Conference at the end of this year.
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.
Li said China approves the fulfillment of the Bali
Roadmap as the key mission of the Copenhagen Conference, and also approves
promoting the implementation of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
and the Kyoto Protocol in a comprehensive, efficient and consistent way.
China would like to maintain the principle of "common
but differentiated responsibilities" among developed and developing countries,
actively participate in negotiations and play a constructive role to promote
positive results from the conference, Li added.
Stern expressed appreciation for China's achievements
in recent years in fighting climate change.
Li told the guest the Chinese government promotes
sustainable development amidst efforts to address climate change, with
conserving energy and protecting the environment as its national strategy.
China continues massive elimination of
backward industrial facilities to address climate change
BEIJING, June 5 (Xinhua) -- China will continue its
massive elimination of backward industrial facilities in 2009 to save energy and
cut pollution in its bid to address climate change, the government said Friday.
China aims to close down small coal-burning power stations
with a total generating capacity of 15 million kilowatts, according to an action
plan approved by a joint meeting of the national steering committee for
responses to climate changes and the State Council steering committee for
energy-saving and emission control Friday. Full story
U.S. senator: Climate change
negotiating team to come to China
BEIJING, May 28 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Senator John Kerry said
here Thursday that the Obama administration would send a negotiating team on
climate change to China in the next two weeks or so.
The U.S. president's top science advisor, John Holdren,
and the designated negotiator for climate change, Todd Stern, would meet with
Chinese officials, Kerry, who is also chairman of the Senate Committee on
Foreign Relations, told a press briefing. Full story
Chinese Premier: China ready to
cooperate with U.S. in coping with climate change
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. Full story
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