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China faces uphill climate battle as Kerry arrives for talks

China faces uphill climate battle as Kerry arrives for talks

(ATF) China needs to halve carbon dioxide emissions from its coal-fired power plants by the end of the decade if it is to remain on course to become carbon neutral by 2060, according to research published on Thursday, a goal set as US envoy John Kerry visits China for climate …

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China gets to grip with green bonds but net zero goal still way off 

China gets to grip with green bonds but net zero goal still way off 

China moved past the US in global green bond issues in the first quarter of this year – driven by Beijing’s goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2060 – but analysts say the country still faces having to raise $21.33 trillion of debt financing over the next 40 years …

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US-China meeting set for Alaska but thaw in relations unlikely

US-China meeting set for Alaska but thaw in relations unlikely

(ATF) US and Chinese officials will on March 18 stage their first high-level meeting since Joe Biden was elected when Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Beijing's top diplomat Yang Jiechi hold face-to-face talks in Alaska.The White House said on March 10 that Blinken and Yang would meet as the …

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Xi admits difficulties in building a clean government

Xi admits difficulties in building a clean government 

(ATF) In a series of speeches during the ‘Two Sessions’ – China's annual party meetings, President Xi Jinping laid out his thoughts on progressive national reforms.Xi’s full list of titles include General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission. General …

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China economic blueprint signals more coal investment

China economic blueprint signals more coal investment

(ATF) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called last week for all countries to cancel planned coal projects, saying the world must end its deadly addiction to carbon. Phasing out coal from the electricity sector, he said, was the single most important step to tackle the climate crisis. "I am calling …

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China's annual NPC session looks to sustainable high-tech future

China's annual NPC session looks to sustainable high-tech future

(ATF) While the international focus on China’s annual legislative meeting, the National People’s Congress (NPC), will be on the country’s plans for hot-button issues such as Hong Kong and Xinjiang, business will be watching for clues to economic policy underlined in the forthcoming Five-Year Plan (FYP).The annual NPC session – …

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Xi's Japan state visit postponed until further notice, says report

Xi's Japan state visit postponed until further notice, says report

(ATF) Chinese President Xi Jinping will not make a state visit to Japan this year as both countries continue to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, according to Japanese media on Monday.Senior Chinese officials are unlikely to visit Japan before 2022, the 50th anniversary of the normalisation of diplomatic relations between …

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Biden warns senators China could “eat our lunch”

Biden warns senators China could “eat our lunch”

(ATF) President Biden told a group of US senators at a meeting on Thursday February 11 that the United States must raise its game to meet the challenge from China.Biden said he spoke to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping for two hours on Wednesday night and warned the senators who …

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Biden warns Xi on Hong Kong, Uighurs

Biden warns Xi on Hong Kong, Uighurs

(ATF) Joe Biden expressed his concern about China’s treatment of Hong Kong and the minority Muslim Uighur people during the US president's first call with his Chinese counterpart. Earlier the new US administration warned it may widen its China sanctions list over concern that sensitive technology exports are being misused. …

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Xi-Biden call lifts investor mood

Xi-Biden call lifts investor mood

(ATF) Hong Kong: Asian markets clung to their recent gains as risk appetite remained strong on easing US-China tensions and following dovish comments by the Federal Reserve chairman.But trading volumes were light as China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan were all on holiday.Hopes of improving relations between the world’s two …

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