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US, China Meet for Climate Talks as Xie Says Door Is Open

  • Xie said he had an unofficial meeting with Kerry at COP27
  • Methane is among discussion topics, people familiar say
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Kerry Says US Is Ready to Talk Climate Change With China
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The US and China have started unofficial conversations on climate-related issues during the COP27 summit in Egypt, a potential signal that relations between the two world superpowers are warming despite a formal suspension of bilateral negotiations on related matters earlier this year.

China’s climate envoy Xie Zhenhua told Bloomberg News on Wednesday that he met with his US counterpart John Kerry for unofficial talks, emphasizing the door is always open on the Chinese side for a joint effort to promote COP27 agenda items at the annual global climate meeting.