China claims Xi Jinping ‘was not offered a chance for video speech at COP26’

China blames the COP26 organisers for not giving an opportunity for video link method

China sets out old emissions pledges but nothing new in light of COP26

This follows reports that Xi Jinping will not be attending the summit – a blow to global climate negotiations

Xi Jinping absence from COP26 confirmed

The Prime Minister has reportedly been informed that the Chinese President will not be attending the climate summit taking place in just over two weeks’ time

China pledges to stop building new coal-fired power plants abroad

President Xi Jinping made the announcement during the 76th session of the UN General Assembly via video, pledging to ‘step up support’ for green and low carbon energy projects in developing countries

China launches investigation after 52 killed in oil pipeline blast

China has launched an investigation into the safety of oil and gas pipelines in the country, after 52 people were killed in an explosion at a pipeline owned by Sinopec in Qingdao. At least 136 people have also been hospitalised, with 10 in critical condition while another 11 are also reported missing. On a visit […]