Donald Trump and his plan to exit climate change pact were criticised by China on Tuesday. The intentions of the U.S. Republican presidential nominee to back out of a global climate change treaty became an unexpected move, says China.
Donald Trump said on Tuesday about his plan to exit from the Paris Agreement, the legally binding document, which requires from its signatories to decrease the climate change through the respective commitments. Such an intentions of the Republican candidate were criticised by China.
The China representatives said that a wise political leader should make policy in line with global trends. For China, such a commentary is a rare move, the Chinese officials are often hesitant to weigh in on foreign elections. And in the case with Paris Treaty, Trump’s thoughts were taken into account as if he is an elected President.
“If they resist this trend, I don’t think they’ll win the support of their people, and their country’s economic and social progress will also be affected,”
China’s veteran climate chief Xie Zhenhua said, meaning the United States.
The Paris Agreement is a global accord negotiated by nearly 200 governments to battle climate change that takes effect on November 4th. China’s delegation of more than 80 negotiators departed to Marrakesh, where the global climate change talks set for Nov. 7 to 18, Reuters informed.