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China Criticizes U.S. on Climate as Xi Meets Merkel, Macron

  • U.S. climate envoy John Kerry in Shanghai for climate talks
  • President Xi spoke with Germany and France on the issue
Westbound traffic on Interstate 80 in Richmond, California, U.S.,

Westbound traffic on Interstate 80 in Richmond, California, U.S.,

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Beijing criticized the U.S.’s track record on global warming while climate envoy John Kerry was in China seeking greater cooperation on the issue.

The U.S. is responsible for delaying the global achievement of key climate change targets set down in the Paris Agreement, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters at a regular briefing in Beijing on Friday.