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China lauded the Copenhagen Accord, hailing it an agreement based on arduous negotiation and the "sufficient, transparent and smooth" communication with other countries.

In the aftermath to the United Nations climate change conference, which ended on Saturday and has drawn criticism for not doing enough to fight global warming, China's Foreign Ministry has called the outcome a "new beginning" to cooperation between rich and poor countries.

Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said the summit in Copenhagen had produced "positive results". Chinese officials also defended the negotiations process, ruling out rumors that it was not transparent.

Some media said that there was only private consultation between the United States and Brazil, South Africa, India and China in the final days of the summit, and island states and smaller developed countries were excluded from talks.

(China Daily December 21, 2009)