Jacky Wong of The Wall Street Journal writes that China needs to kick its coal habit at home, too.
- Chinese President Xi Jinping has recently announced that China will stop financing international coal power plant projects.
- China, who built three-quarters of new coal plants last year, has not made plans to retire its domestic fleet of coal-fired power plants.
- While China’s commitment to stop financing global coal consumption is important, the United States must still remain tough on China for its unwillingness to stop building coal-fired power plants within its borders.
- Allowing China to continue polluting will increase emissions make addressing global climate change harder to accomplish.
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