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Xi Jinping speaks at the U.N. General Assembly. Chinese President Xi Jinping remotely addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in a pre-recorded message at the U.N. headquarters, Sept. 21, 2021 (AP photo by Mary Altaffer).

Xi’s COP26 Snub Raises Questions About China’s Climate Plans

Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021

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Beginning Sunday, Oct. 31, world leaders will gather in Glasgow, Scotland, for two weeks to unveil new commitments to tackle global warming and climate change. But after weeks of guessing games, it looks like Chinese President Xi Jinping—the leader of the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases—will only be attending the event remotely, with his physical absence set to cast a shadow over the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties, or COP26.  ...

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