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China Criticizes U.S. on Climate as Xi Meets Merkel, Macron (3)

April 16, 2021, 12:37 PM

Beijing criticized the U.S.’s track record on global warming while climate envoy John Kerry was in China seeking greater cooperation on the issue.

The U.S. is responsible for delaying the global achievement of key climate change targets set down in the Paris Agreement, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters at a regular briefing in Beijing on Friday.

“It was the U.S. that announced its withdrawal from the Paris Agreement in 2017 and stopped implementing its NDCs, which held the world back from achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement,” Zhao said. NDCs are the “nationally determined contributions” to...

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