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China welcomes US greenhouse gas plan

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-06-04 13:49

BEIJING - China on Tuesday hailed the US government's plan for greenhouse gas cuts, calling for America to take a leading role in global climate change action.

"China noticed the US Clean Power Plan. We welcome it and expect it to be passed at a hearing soon," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a daily press briefing.

Hong's comments came after the US government issued a plan ordering major cuts in the pollution discharged by America's power plants, proposing to force a 30-percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030 from 2005 levels.

Hong said China is glad to see America take a leading role in global efforts to tackle climate change, while China will also step up its efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

China welcomes US greenhouse gas plan

China welcomes US greenhouse gas plan

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