GLOBALink | Highlights of Xi-Biden virtual meeting

Published in CHINA
Tuesday, 16 November 2021 16:21

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with U.S. President Joe Biden via video link on Tuesday morning (Beijing Time). The two presidents exchanged views on China-U.S. relations and issues of common concern in the meeting. Click the video for the highlights of Xi-Biden virtual meeting.

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GLOBALink | Cooperation, delivery crucial in tackling climate change, says head of Chinese delegation to COP26

Published in CHINA
Monday, 15 November 2021 15:50

The Chinese delegation to COP26 wants all parties to work together in the same direction to reach consensus on the issues at the heart of the conference and make sure it is a success, the head of the delegation has said.

Zhao Yingmin, vice minister of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, told Xinhua in an interview that the Chinese delegation has held close exchanges with other parties during the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

"We hope to contribute to the success of the conference through constructive communication and consultation," he said.

The two-week conference was scheduled to conclude on Friday, but is likely to extend into the weekend due to unresolved issues.

In particular, developed countries need to take seriously the concerns of developing countries over such core issues as finance and adaptation. They must also strive to deliver on promises made a long time ago, to enhance mutual trust and ensure the success of COP26, Zhao said.

Financial support has been the main issue of concern for developing countries.

During the Copenhagen climate change conference in 2009, developed countries promised 100 billion U.S. dollars a year to help developing nations strengthen their resilience to climate change by 2020.

"Twelve years on, the developed countries have failed to honor their commitments, which has tremendously jeopardized political mutual trust," Zhao said.

It is "very unreasonable and unfair" that while developing countries have submitted ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), in line with the Paris Agreement, developed countries have failed to deliver financial support. This issue is also affecting the progress of COP26, Zhao said.

The issue of finance is one of the core issues of difficulty that affect the progress of COP26, Zhao said.

"The developed countries have not yet shown their sincerity and confidence in delivering their pledges. Therefore, both sides are still negotiating. It seems that more efforts are still needed."

Apart from finance, the main sticking points in the final phase of negotiations include temperature control targets, adaptation, and the rulebook of the Paris Agreement, Zhao said.

In order to effectively tackle the climate crisis, the parties need to "completely and comprehensively" deliver their promises according to the Paris Agreement, Zhao said. This must be done in line with the principle of equity, common but differentiated responsibilities, and respective capabilities as well as taking into account national conditions.

"We must realize that climate change has been an imminent challenge, but it must be addressed based on science and rules," Zhao said. These rules are specified in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement. "Those are the cornerstones of global effort to tackle climate change, which should not be shaken. Otherwise, it would be hard to achieve our common goal."

On Wednesday, China and the United States released the China-U.S. Joint Glasgow Declaration on Enhancing Climate Action in the 2020s. It was the result of numerous meetings and consultations between the two sides, and was released at a key moment in the conference.

Zhao said the document had demonstrated cooperation between China and the United States, contributed to the global fight against climate change, and injected positive energy into the UN conference. It was also welcomed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who tweeted:

"I welcome today's agreement between China and the USA to work together to take more ambitious #ClimateAction in this decade. Tackling the climate crisis requires international collaboration and solidarity, and this is an important step in the right direction."

 

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GLOBALink | How do Chinese astronauts dispose of kitchen waste in space?

Published in CHINA
Friday, 12 November 2021 16:50

How do Chinese astronauts dispose of kitchen waste in space to keep the space station clean?

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GLOBALink | Green, low-carbon vehicles exhibited at CIIE

Published in CHINA
Wednesday, 10 November 2021 16:29

"Electric", "zero-emission" and "green" are the buzzwords at the auto pavilion of the fourth China International Import Expo (CIIE).

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GLOBALink | Vlog: Experiencing green technologies at CIIE

Published in CHINA
Tuesday, 09 November 2021 15:47

Green development is not only a promise. At the fourth China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, various exhibitors are displaying products using eco-friendly technologies. Follow Xinhua correspondent Wu Yao to have a taste of a greener lifestyle.

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GLOBALink | China's Shenzhou-13 taikonauts complete first extravehicular mission

Published in CHINA
Monday, 08 November 2021 13:57

BEIJING, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- Taikonauts Zhai Zhigang and Wang Yaping have completed their extravehicular activities (EVAs) and returned to the space station core module Tianhe, the China Manned Space Agency (CMSA) said on early hours of Monday.

The event was the third extravehicular mission conducted during the construction of the country's space station and the first by the Shenzhou-13 crew. It also marks the first EVAs in Chinese space history involving a female taikonaut, said the agency, which has declared Monday's EVAs a complete success.

The pair returned to the core module at 1:16 a.m. (Beijing Time) after 6.5 hours of extravehicular activities. They completed a series of extravehicular tasks.

The mission further tested the functions of the China-developed new-generation extravehicular spacesuits, the coordination between the taikonauts and the mechanical arm, and the reliability and safety of supporting equipment related to the EVAs, the CMSA noted.

China launched the Shenzhou-13 spaceship on Oct. 16, sending three taikonauts on a six-month mission to construct its space station.

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GLOBALink | Opening wider to world

Published in CHINA
Friday, 05 November 2021 10:04

China, a longstanding supporter of economic globalization, is ready to embrace the 4th China International Import Expo (CIIE).

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GLOBALink | Why China puts faith in CIIE?

Published in CHINA
Wednesday, 03 November 2021 14:17

The 4th China International Import Expo (CIIE) is scheduled to open in Shanghai from Nov. 5 to 10. Why does China attach importance to the CIIE? Click to find out.

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GLOBALink | Chinese trains travel through Silk Road, bringing treasures to CIIE

Published in CHINA
Tuesday, 02 November 2021 16:08

The first "Jinbo" China-Europe freight train has arrived in Shanghai, marking the first time for exhibits for the upcoming China International Import Expo to be sent by freight train to the municipality.

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GLOBALink | G20 Rome summit ends with commitment to address multiple global challenges

Published in CHINA
Monday, 01 November 2021 16:37

The G20 Summit in Rome ended on Sunday with the adoption of a declaration reaffirming the crucial role of multilateralism and international cooperation in overcoming the global challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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