China will take its responsibilities seriously and contribute to
the global cause of environmental protection, said Chinese Premier
Wen Jiabao in Beijing on Friday.
Wen discussed global climate change with visiting German
President Horst Koehler, and stressed China's resolve in
shouldering its responsibility.
"The Chinese government will take concrete measures in energy
saving and pollution control and try to meet the targets set in
the 11th Five-Year Plan," Wen said.
The Chinese government last year set the goal of reducing energy
consumption per unit of gross domestic product by 20 percent and
major pollutants discharge by 10 percent by the end of the
Koehler appreciated the efforts of the Chinese government in
coping with some global issues including climate change. He said
Germany would cooperate further with China on the issue.
During Koehler's visit in southwest China's Yunnan Province, the first leg of his China
tour, he visited a photovoltaic solar power station jointly
constructed by the two countries, saying it is a good example of
China and Germany are also working on a project involving clean
energy for automobiles.
(Xinhua News Agency May 26, 2007)