China calls for substantial co-op with U.S. on climate change
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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. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)

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. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
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    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 climate change.

    "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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