Monday, June 29, 2009

Chinese Reaction to ACES (American Clean Energy and Security Act)

Last week, China’s top climate change official Xie Zhenhua welcomed the passage of ACES by the US House of Representatives calling it “a big step forward”. However, China’s state run news agency Xinhua editorialized against ACES criticizing its adoption of 2005 as the baseline year for emission accounting. Earlier in June, bilateral negotiations on climate change between the two countries endedwithout any new agreement.

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