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Sep 19, 2018 08:09 PM
ENVIRONMENT

At ‘Summer Davos,’ Experts Debate How China Should Support Green Development Abroad

Workers replace and install wind and solar streetlights in Xiangfan, hubei province. Photo: VCG
Workers replace and install wind and solar streetlights in Xiangfan, hubei province. Photo: VCG

China has an unprecedented opportunity to influence whether the world will avoid catastrophic climate change, experts said at the World Economic Forum conference in Tianjin on Wednesday, but they were divided over how China could or should encourage its partners to adopt greener approaches.

These questions are critical for a country that has come to wield great influence in the developing world thanks to its Belt and Road Initiative — China’s ambitious plan to build up trade links around the world by pouring billions of dollars into infrastructure projects abroad.

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