Thursday, June 01, 2017

China Reiterates Its Position on Implementation of Paris Agreement
2017/6/1 23:17:19

China will continue its implementation of the Paris Agreement and positively participate in the multilateral process of global climate governance, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said Thursday.

Spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks when responding to a report that US President Donald Trump will announce his decision on whether to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord Thursday afternoon.

Hua said China and the United States have maintained close communication at various levels on subjects including climate change.

"The Paris Agreement was a hard-won result," Hua said, noting that climate change is a global challenge and no country can remove itself from the issue.

Hua said the Paris Agreement reflects the broad consensus of the international community and sets a target for global cooperation on climate change.

Even if other countries change their position, China will continue its plan of innovation, coordination, green development, opening up and sharing, Hua said.

China is willing to work with the European Union to strengthen practical cooperation on climate change, Hua said.

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