Sha Hua and Phred Dvorak write in The Wall Street Journal that China’s ambitious climate goals collide with reality and hamper global climate efforts.
- China’s climate rhetoric has conflicted with its actions, as the nation now emits more CO2 than the rest of the developing world combined.
- China’s centralized, command-and-control government has hindered meaningful climate progress and has thus far used the issue to gain leverage on the world stage.
- China faces the problem of reducing emissions while providing reliable energy to a growing population. Rather than increasing regulations and central planning, China should embrace economic freedom.
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