China-US green cooperation set to progress amidst tension

BEIJING: China and the US are making a somewhat bumpy journey toward climate cooperation, with Chinese officials and experts still calling for partnership between the two countries to tackle climate change, but urged the US to change its hostile attitude toward China and treat China-US cooperation more sincerely.
They made the call shortly after the two countries’ tense relations had spilled over into their climate talks, with a certain US government official blaming China for not doing enough on climate issues, although the blame is more like an unpleasant sound rather than an interruption of the two countries’ ongoing climate talks.
Vice Minister of Commerce Wang Shouwen on Wednesday called on China and the US to play an “ensemble” of low-carbon cooperation. He made the comment during the China Provinces-US States Green & Low-carbon Cooperation Seminar and Matchmaking in Xiamen, East China’s Fujian Province.
“China and the US share common ground in advancing low-carbon development, and that cooperation will not only serve each other’s goal of cutting carbon emissions but also contribute to strengthening bilateral economic and trade cooperation,” Wang said.
According to information provided by the Fujian Provincial Department of Commerce,the event, which focuses on enhancing climate cooperation between Chinese provinces and US states, has attracted about 260 local government representatives and businesspeople from the two countries, including representatives from US industrial giants like Dell, DuPont and General Motors.
Officials from several US states including Ohio and Washington also said during the fair that they hope China and the US can carry out more pragmatic cooperation in green areas to cope with climate change challenges together.
The conditions for China-US climate cooperation are becoming increasingly ripe not only as China is going to great lengths to meet its carbon neutrality goals, but as the US has seemingly reemerged on the global stage of climate cooperation, with moves like rejoining the Paris Agreement and US President Joe Biden’s reported attendance of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference.
– The Daily Mail-Global Times News exchange item