Wen: China's Climate Mitigation Action Unconditional
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Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said on Friday China had not attached any condition to its target for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions or linked it to the target of any other country.
Speaking at the opening session of the final summit segment of the UN climate change conference, Wen said it was with a sense of responsibility to the Chinese people and mankind that the Chinese government had set the target for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.
"This is a voluntary action China has taken in light of its national circumstances," Wen said.
"We have not attached any condition to the target, nor have we linked it to the target of any other country," the Chinese premier said. "We will honor our word with real action. Whatever outcome this conference may produce, we will be fully committed to achieving and even exceeding the target."
The conference, which opened on December 7, is to end Friday in Copenhagen. It aims to map out a comprehensive international arrangement for the fight against climate change over the period 2012-2020.
(Xinhua News Agency December 18, 2009)