"China, United States Pledge Climate Teamwork"

"Is it possible that the long performance of the 'You first, sir,' vaudeville routine by the  Alphonse and Gaston of the global greenhouse is drawing toward a close?"

At a State Department ceremony today, senior Chinese and American officials signed a memorandum of understanding setting up an ongoing effort to  team up on energy and climate initiatives."

Andrew C. Revkin reports in Dot Earth for the New York Times July 28, 2009.

See Also:

"Clinton Builds China Ties" (Bloomberg)

"U.S., China End Talks With Smiles But No Progress on Climate Change" (LA Times)

"US-China Talks More About Future Than the Present" (AP)

"US, China Sign Memo" (Reuters)

"FACTBOX - Comparison of US, China Climate Efforts" (Reuters)

Source: Dot Earth, 07/29/2009