China To Cooperate with US on Climate?

"China is ready to strengthen its cooperation with the United States to combat climate change, Premier Wen Jiabao told US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday, state media reported.

'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,' Xinhua news agency quoted Wen as saying.

China, the third-largest economy in the world, is one of biggest polluters but as a developing country is not bound by the Kyoto Protocol.

The Copenhagen meeting in December is set to hammer out a new climate treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol when expires in 2012."

AFP had the story May 27, 2009.

See Also:

"China Is Said to Plan Strict Gas Mileage Rules" (New York Times)

"In China, Pelosi Calls for Cooperation on Climate" (New York Times)

"Pelosi Appeals for China's Help" (AP)

"China Pans US over Climate Demands" (Sydney Morning Herald)

U.S. Calls Its Climate Effort 'Seismic' (Dot Earth/New York Times)

Paris: US Claims Tough Climate Action (Reuters)

Source: AFP, 05/28/2009