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China vows to stick to climate deal before Trump announcement
June 1, 2017 / 9:24 AM / 7 months ago

China vows to stick to climate deal before Trump announcement

BERLIN (Reuters) - China will stick to its commitments on climate change as set out in the Paris Agreement, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in Berlin on Thursday, hours before President Donald Trump announces whether the United States will withdraw from the deal.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang during news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

“China will stand by its responsibilities on climate change,” Li told reporters in Berlin, according to a German translation, adding it was standing by its international responsibilities and also setting national targets.

Li made the comments at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who welcomed his pledge.

Reporting by Madeline Chambers and Emma Thomasson

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