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Where Donald Trump sees a ‘bad deal’ in tackling climate change, China sees an opportunity to shape a New World Order

Where Donald Trump sees a ‘bad deal’ in tackling climate change, China sees an opportunity to shape a New World Order

Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris climate deal is seen by China as an opportunity to burnish its global leadership credentials  as Beijing seeks to shape a new world order.

The decision was branded a “global setback” by official Chinese media, which also accused the US of being “reckless” and “crippling the country’s world leadership”.

But the withdrawal also means that China – the world’s largest polluter – has emerged as the global champion in combatting carbon emissions, a position Beijing is keen to exploit.

Professor Nick Bisley, an international relations expert at La Trobe University in Melbourne, said: “It does provide China with exactly the kind of opportunity it wants in which it can present itself as providing leadership on a key issue in a way which resonates with their ‘mutual benefit’ formulation.”

Reported by: Neil Conner – The Telegraph

 

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