View Full Version : "An Arrogant China Sets Tough Line in Climate Talks"

11-24-2010, 09:39 PM
" And a Weak American Peresident Practices Kissie Assie ":rolleyes:

BEIJING — Senior Chinese officials said on Tuesday that next week’s climate talks in Cancún, Mexico, would succeed only if the West agreed to transfer technology to developing countries like China and to take the lead in cutting emissions.

The comments by one of China’s senior officials in charge of climate issues, Xie Zhenhua of the powerful National Development and Reform Commission, were mirrored by two other senior Chinese climate officials who earlier this week published a report saying China was willing to make concessions — if developed nations put money into a $30 billion fund aimed at helping poor nations cope with global warming.

Western countries pledged to set up such a fund but details have yet to be worked out. Mr. Xie said it would be the key to securing a deal to the 1997 Kyoto treaty, which is due to expire in 2012.

The positions reflect a long-standing view by developing countries, led by China, that they are largely not responsible for climate change — which they say was caused by decades of western pollution — and thus should not play a leading role in reversing it. Stated forcefully by China’s chief climate officials, the comments reemphasized the challenge facing negotiators in Cancun as they try to reconcile the positions of the two camps.

“Developed countries need to take the lead in massively cutting their green house gas emission in order to give further development space to developing countries,” Mr. Xie said. “Developing countries in particular should be concerned about achieving tangible results with regard to funding and technology transfer issues.”

The United States, by contrast, wants developing countries to curb emissions and agree to international verification.


11-24-2010, 10:21 PM
My sister was in China twice in the last two years. She said that the air was so polluted that it looked like eternal night. She wasn't in the touristy areas, but was with her daughter in connection with the adoption of a little Chinese girl.

They are one of the world's biggest manufacturers and show little responsibility. This is what happens when we borrow from them to pay for Obama's profligate spending. :mad: