China Emissions Won't Peak Until GDP Per Head Matches Others, Xinhua Says

China’s greenhouse gas emissions are unlikely to peak before its per capita GDP reached $40,000, the official Xinhua News Agency said, citing Xie Zhenhua, the country’s top climate change official.

China’s current per capita GDP just exceeds $3,000, the news agency said. Developed countries with per capita GDP more than $40,000 are still increasing greenhouse gas emissions, Xie said, according to Xinhua.

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