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China Vows Carbon Neutrality by 2060 in Major Climate Pledge

  • Xi Jinping’s remark at UN contrasts with U.S. stance
  • Biggest polluter signals a deeper focus on the environment
Xi Jinping speaks virtually during the United Nations General Assembly.

Xi Jinping speaks virtually during the United Nations General Assembly.

Photographer: Tiffany Hagler-Geard/Bloomberg
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China aims to be carbon neutral by 2060, tightening its target to cut greenhouse-gases, and signaled higher spending on green technologies in the next five years, major pledge in the fight against climate change by the planet’s worst polluter.