Paris Climate Accord: As US steps back, China pushes forward


Published on Jun 3, 2017

World leaders have been voicing their concern about US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said China would stand by its responsibilities on climate change and join hands with all parties to tackle it. Former US President Barack Obama accused Trump of “rejecting the future,” while British Prime Minister Theresa May told Trump of her “disappointment” over the decision. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the withdrawal was “very regrettable”. What will Washington’s pullout from the Paris accord mean to the world? CGTN’s Liu Xin speaks to Zhao Hai, Research Fellow of the National Strategy Institute at Tsinghua University and Lo Sze Ping, CEO of the World Wildlife Fund in China.

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