Nation takes green fight seriously

By Qin Jize (China Daily)
Updated: 2007-07-04 06:40

Developed nations should provide more help to developing countries in form of technology transfer and the capital so they can really fight climate change, Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said yesterday.

But that does not mean developing nations should not try on their own to combat global warming, he said.

Developing countries, including China, should attach great importance to the issue and face the challenge positively according to their respective situations and the levels of development.

Qin's remarks came after UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's urged China to do more to tackle climate change.

Despite its low per capita emissions, China uses effective measures to cut green house gas emissions and control its impact on the environment, Qin said.

Ecuador oil conflict

No Chinese worker has been injured in the conflict over a Chinese-invested oil company in Ecuador, Qin said.

The Chinese government is monitoring the situation closely. The situation there has returned to normal, Qin said, and the production in the rigs has resumed.

Home and abroad visits

Mauritius Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolan will pay a six-day official visit to China from next Monday, Qin said.

He also said Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi will visit Russia from July 12-15, and Vice-Premier Wu Yi will leave for Singapore on July 9 to attend two bilateral meetings.

Malaysian Foreign Minister Syed Hamid Albar is scheduled to visit China from July 9 to 13.

(China Daily 07/04/2007 page2)

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