China Says U.S. Actions on Climate ‘Not Adequate’ to Date

China said actions by the U.S. to combat global warming are “not adequate” to date and that it hopes President Barack Obama will make more of an effort on the issue in his second term.

“We had high expectations at the very beginning of his first term,” Su Wei, China’s lead negotator at United Nations climate talks in Doha, said in an interview today. “Of course we understand the various constraints of domestic policy. We very much hope the U.S. will be back on track on climate policy and turns those policies into real actions.

‘‘The actions were not adequate’’ to date, he said.

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