Yesterday, China’s President Hu Jintao pledged to cut greenhouse gases by a “notable margin” .
This is the first time China‘s has made a big statement about climate change, even though it has not yet added dates or target.
Some commentators say it is one of the most historically significant announcements that Mr Jintao has ever made. Jennifer Haverkamp, of the lobby group Environmental Defence Fund, said: “It’s striking that China has come to New York with some real proposals while President Obama’s speech was largely rhetorical”.
Are you impressed with China? Or do you think it’s an empty gesture? Is China leading the way on green reform?
Chocolate on China Daily addresses critics of China’s pollution levels saying: “Those who blame us should look at yourself and your country. China is a developing country but is doing beneficial things for the world”.
Geoffrey Lean comments that ‘Mr Hu has done himself no favours by raising expectations and then disappointing.’