Xi Jinping: China will no longer build coal-fired power plants…

China is no longer building coal-fired power plants overseas. Chinese state leader Xi Jinping said in his address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.

“China will increase its support for other developing countries in developing green and low-carbon energy and will not build new coal-fired energy projects abroad,” Xi promised.

The President also stressed the importance of better global environmental stewardship and an active approach to climate change. “China will strive (…) to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. This will be very hard work, but we will do everything we can to achieve this goal.”

Regarding international cooperation, he said that differences between countries are “almost inevitable” but must be addressed through dialogue and cooperation and on the basis of equality and mutual respect. “We should strive for dialogue and inclusion rather than confrontation and exclusion,” Xi said.

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