U.S. climate change envoy John Kerry, who is visiting China, has emphasized that the United States and China can redefine their bilateral relationship through climate change cooperation.
According to foreign media reports, Special Envoy Kerry held talks with Wang Yi, a member of the Communist Party of China’s Central Political Bureau, the country’s top diplomatic line, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing this morning (Nov. 18).
“Through climate cooperation, China and the United States can reshape our diplomatic relations and take the lead in addressing global warming,” Kerry said during the meeting, adding that the talks mark a new beginning for two of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters.
“We hope this is not only the beginning of a dialog on climate issues, but also the beginning of a transformation of our broader relationship.”
Wang also emphasized that cooperation on climate change requires the support of the people of both countries and the healthy and stable development of bilateral relations, and hopes that the United States will pursue a rational and proactive policy toward China.
“In recent years, we have encountered more problems when we communicate less, and sometimes small problems have become big problems,” he said, adding, “I believe that any problem can be solved reasonably if we conduct equal dialogue and communication in the spirit of mutual respect.”
Following his meeting with Wang, Kerry also reportedly met with Chinese State Councilor Li Chang.
Kerry will remain in China through tomorrow (Nov. 19) to discuss reducing carbon dioxide emissions, 카지노사이트킴 limiting coal use, curbing deforestation, and helping developing countries combat climate change.