China foreign minister says ‘ball in Washington’s court’ for climate co-operation

US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and China State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi are seen on a screen during their meeting via video link. – EPA pic, September 2, 2021.

CHINA has challenged the US to fix relations with Beijing in order to make progress on climate change, the foreign ministry said today, with Washington’s climate envoy visiting to press the world’s top polluter to slash emissions.

Tensions between China and the United States have soared in recent months with the two sides trading barbs on Beijing’s human rights record and its initial handling of the coronavirus.

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