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China Resists Mounting Pressure to Cut Emissions

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China Resists Mounting Pressure to Cut Emissions

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China Resists Mounting Pressure to Cut Emissions

China Resists Mounting Pressure to Cut Emissions

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As the Montreal conference on climate change winds down, the participants are focusing increasingly on China, where emissions of greenhouse gases are surging.

Chinese officials and industrialists are resisting pressure to limit emissions, saying China has a right to catch up with wealthy countries. At the same time, the country is happy to accept funding for projects aimed at promoting energy efficiency.