China suspended its cooperation with the United States on global warming on Friday, September 1, a decision deplored by China specialist Antoine Bondaz.
Beijing announced on Friday August 1 to suspend its cooperation with the United States on several issues, in particular the fight against global warming, in retaliation for the visit of Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the United States House of Representatives, to Taiwan. China and the United States, the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world, had nevertheless tied a surprise agreement on the climate at the COP26 summit in Glasgow last year. China “takes the question of global warming hostage on the question of Taiwan”, deplores the specialist in China and researcher at the Foundation for Strategic Research Antoine Bondaz this Saturday on franceinfo.
franceinfo: Is this suspension of dialogue with the United States by China opportunistic or a means of exerting pressure?
Antoine Bondaz: It’s opportunistic in the sense that China, voluntarily, makes sure to link the question of Taiwan to other subjects and in particular global subjects including global warming. There is China’s willingness to try to extract concessions from the United States on Taiwan even as…