Even as relations between the United States and China, the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters, deteriorated, climate change countermeasures were one of the few areas where cooperation could be expected.
SINGAPORE—Climate policy has surged to the new point of contention between the U.S. and China after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan earlier this month prompted China to cut off talks on combating global warming. I’ve been
Among the many issues that cast a shadow over China-US relations, such as the conflict in the Indo-Pacific region, the clash between democratic values and authoritarianism, and the struggle for hegemony in semiconductors, Taiwan has always been a challenge to China-US relations. But before Pelosi (Democrat, Calif.) ignored the Chinese government’s warnings and visited Taiwan, expectations were high for cooperation on climate change even as relations between the United States and China, the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases, deteriorated. It was one of the few areas I could do.
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