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Wed Nov 3, 2021, 06:59 AM

Biden uses trip abroad to confront China on climate, more

Source: AP

By JOSH BOAK, ZEKE MILLER, ELLEN KNICKMEYER

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Over five days abroad at two global summits, President Joe Biden showed a new willingness to openly confront China over climate change and its lack of leadership on the global stage.

Biden ended his time at the U.N. climate summit in Scotland on Tuesday by chastising Chinese President Xi Jinping for physically skipping the event and failing to make the level of commitments that roughly 100 other nations did to curb greenhouse gasses. Xi also avoided the earlier Group of 20 summit in Rome, allowing Biden to dominate the conversation as he met with his French, Italian, British and German counterparts.

“We showed up, and by showing up we’ve had a profound impact on the way I think the rest of the world is looking at the United States in its leadership role,” Biden said at a Tuesday news conference wrapping up his trip abroad. Biden added that China had made a “big mistake” in bypassing the events because “they’ve lost an ability to influence people around the world.”

But Biden’s global progress and willingness to challenge China — a stance that also was critical to the rise of his predecessor Donald Trump — may be lost in the fog of domestic politics.



President Joe Biden boards Air Force One at Edinburgh Airport after attending the UN Climate Change Conference COP26, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Edinburgh, Scotland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-business-united-states-xi-jinping-scotland-c765c5cb5794af9b28acffe0ba261c6e

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Wed Nov 3, 2021, 09:52 AM

1. Good for Pres Biden. China, Russia need to be called out

The world knows no borders. Allowing some countries to continue polluting just to "catch up" is ridiculous

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Wed Nov 3, 2021, 01:53 PM

2. We don't occupy the fucking moral high ground over anybody on climate.

That’s embarrassing. Perhaps we’d be better served if our leadership would concentrate on getting some real climate Catastrophe legislation passed, so the world could see we are at least attempting a beginning.

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