Saturday, June 28, 2008

Chinese president urges enhanced efforts to cope with climate change

Xinhua: Chinese President Hu Jintao is urging the country to contribute further efforts to the global fight against climate change. Hu, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks here on Friday at a group study for the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee. The study focused on global climate change and the country's ability to tackle the issue.

“How we cope with climate change is related to the country's economic development and people's practical benefits. It's in line with the country's basic interests," he said. He stressed, as a developing country, China should stick to the responsibilities and principles listed in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol. He hoped developed countries could step up efforts on emission reduction and provide financial and technical support for developing countries.

….He stressed to enhance the country's abilities to monitor, forecast and withstand extreme natural disasters as a result of abnormal weather…..

Hu Jintao in a 2005 photograph, taken by a US sailor, Wikimedia Commons

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