China urges U.S. to stop slandering China on environmental issues

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Added On October 10, 2020

 Chinese Foreign Ministry has urged the United States to stop slandering Beijing, and make real contributions to protecting the global environment instead of creating trouble.  

 
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying made the remarks on Friday at a press briefing in response to recent U.S. accusations over China's environmental issues.
 
She said the Chinese government attaches great importance to ecological and environmental protection. It has made resource conservation and environmental protection a basic state policy and sustainable development a national strategy. It has earnestly fulfilled its obligations under international environmental treaties on climate change, biodiversity governance, ozone layer protection and chemical pollution prevention and control with remarkable results. 
 
As for carbon emissions, the spokesperson said...
 
SOUNDBITE (CHINESE) HUA CHUNYING, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson
 
"By the end of 2019, China's CO2 emissions per unit of the GDP were 48.1 percent less compared with those in 2005, and the share of non-fossil fuels reached 15.3 percent, achieving 2020 climate action targets ahead of schedule. Investment in renewable energy exceeded 100 billion U.S. dollars for five consecutive years, and China is home to over half of the world's new energy vehicles. The country has announced that it will enhance the nationally-determined contribution targets, and strive for the peaking of CO2 emissions before 2030 and carbon neutrality before 2060."
 
According to the spokesperson, China has contributed greatly to global forest resources, sustainable forest products and trade. From 2009 to 2019, China completed afforestation of over 70 million hectares, registering the highest increase in forest resources worldwide.