t China’s invitation, US special climate envoy John Kerry visited China from August 30 to September 3, engaging in talks with his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua in Tianjin.
The two sides exchanged ideas on how to promote and implement cooperation on climate change and establish institutions to launch projects related to greening the environment and low carbon emissions. Both sides pledged to promote the multilateral cooperation on climate change based on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Amid general frostiness in the Sino-US relationship, climate change is believed to be one of the major fields which the two countries can smooth bilateral ties.
On September 1, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi spoke with Kerry via video link where he told Kerry that China-US climate change cooperation cannot be separated from the general environment of relations. He urged the US to correct its wrong strategy that deems China as a threat and a rival and take practical actions to improve the Sino-US relationship.