China stresses importance of continued climate talks with U.S.

Chinese Vice President Han Zheng on Tuesday said continued talks over climate change between China and the United States are of great significance to the two countries and the world at large.

Han made the remarks during a meeting with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry in New York on the sidelines of the ongoing 78th session of the UN General Assembly.

"China is ready to strengthen communication, boost cooperation, and jointly promote climate governance with the U.S. so as to make greater contributions to humanity's development," said Han.

He said China has always been "a doer" in addressing climate change, adding that the Chinese government has kept advancing transition towards green and low-carbon energy.

China had reached its 2020 carbon emission target ahead of schedule, said Han, adding that the country will continue its solid efforts to achieve the "double carbon" target and deliver on the Paris Agreement.

China has announced that it will peak carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.

On his part, Kerry said he appreciated what China has achieved in tackling climate change.

The U.S. side is ready to have dialogue and cooperation with China on climate change, he said.

(Cover: The national flags of China and the United States. /CFP)

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