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China to Seek Cap on Emissions as Obama Rallies Action

China will seek to cap its carbon dioxide emissions as soon as possible, a senior member of the country’s leadership said, signaling his government’s willingness to take concrete steps to curb climate change.

Speaking at a United Nations climate summit today, Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said the country will make an “even greater effort” to address global warming, “commensurate to national conditions and actual capabilities.”