China’s Xi calls for international collaboration to reduce global carbon emissions


Chinese President Xi Jinping

Aris Messinis | Pool | Reuters

BEIJING — Chinese President Xi Jinping called Thursday for countries to work together, while respecting their different responsibilities on reducing carbon emissions. Xi made the remarks at a U.S.-led climate summit.

The Chinese leader’s roughly five-minute remarks via video conference were the first from the leader of a single country, following opening remarks from U.S. President Joe Biden and his administration. The U.N. secretary general also spoke at the event. Biden invited 40 global leaders to the two-day summit, which is set to conclude Friday.

Reducing carbon emissions is one of the few areas China and the U.S. have said…


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