U.S. Climate Envoy Kerry Appears To Ask China To Fight Global Warming

U.S. Climate Envoy Kerry Appears To Ask China To Fight Global Warming

Andrew H. Sweet

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters that Beijing and Washington should maintain dialogue on climate change and try to improve bilateral relations.

Kerry, who was secretary of state under former President Barack Obama, is slated to visit Tianjin through Friday. He is believed to have held talks Wednesday with Xie Zhenhua, a special representative on climate affairs for China, the world's largest CO2 emitter.

In his address to the U.N. General Assembly in September last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping promised his nation would bring total CO2 emissions to a peak before 2030 and aim to become carbon neutral by 2060.

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