China Demand: Respect the One China policy, to Restore Climate Talks

Essay by Eric Worrall

In response to John Kerry’s grovelling plea to restart bilateral climate talks, the Communist mouthpiece Global Times has instructed the USA to “accept responsibility for mistakes”.

Chinese embassy urges US to assume obligations, not to make excuses for own mistakes after remarks on China’s decision of halting climate talks over Pelosi’s Taiwan visit

By Global Times Published: Aug 13, 2022 12:25 PM

The US should shoulder its own responsibilities and obligations rather than make excuses for its own mistakes, spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in the UK said in response to US officials’ claims that “the entire world will suffer the consequences” of the halt of climate change cooperation, referring to China’s decision to suspend climate talks with the US due to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s provocative visit to the island of Taiwan. 

The US does not represent the world. China already warned the US in advance that Pelosi’s visit to the island of Taiwan will likely lead to a crisis and cause major disruptions to exchanges and cooperation between China and the US. But the US turned a deaf ear to this warning and went its own way, the embassy spokesperson said. 

It is unacceptable to urge respect for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity on the one hand and trample on China’s red line on Taiwan and encroach up China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity on the other. Taiwan is China’s Taiwan. No foreign country is entitled to act as a judge on the Taiwan question, the spokesperson stressed.

Read more: https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202208/1272873.shtml

John Kerry’s response to Chinese bullying has been so feeble, China now seems to believe they can puppy train the Biden administration to acquiesce to China’s Taiwan policy priorities, with well timed threats to withhold climate cooperation.

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August 15, 2022 10:12 am

Instead of having climate talks and not caring about Nut Zero,
China will stop talking and not care about Nut Zero.
Good work John Kerry and Jumpin’ Joe Biden.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Richard Greene
August 15, 2022 12:48 pm

Nut Zero is correct, since neither of them has any.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Richard Greene
August 15, 2022 2:06 pm

Am I missing something here? Just what wonderful things are being done by China for the Paris Accord that the US (and EU) want them to continue with? Is everybody this blind? If there weren’t empty heads running the West they would see this as an empty threat. If they pulled away, they would be abandoning a lucrative market for for windmills and solar panels. They seem to be the worlds main supplier.

Richard Page
Reply to  Gary Pearse
August 15, 2022 2:32 pm

China, thanks to Biden and Kerry, believes it has the wokerati west over a barrel. It may be time for the UK, EU and as many other states as possible, to organise state visits to Taiwan and widdle on China’s plans. Of course this is unlikely to happen as the usual suspects are all desperate to keep the Paris boat afloat and to do that, they need China more than China needs them. We are, naturally, sleepwalking into a Major Problem and, yes, the empty heads of the West, filled only with the pipe dreams of some Globalist utopia, are indeed blind and oblivious to the dangers. We may not be entirely woke but it’s about time we did all wake up.

Gerry, England
Reply to  Richard Page
August 16, 2022 6:46 am

When the Chinese leader visited London, everyone was bowing and scraping, none more so than the City of London itself trying to curry favour with chinese money. And the Guildhall was sealed off to prevent those that might suggest China has illegally occupied Tibet – now recognised by the UK as China – and enslaved people.

Richard M
Reply to  Gary Pearse
August 15, 2022 6:04 pm

What you’re missing is this situation destroys the narrative. All the leftist sheep repeat the nonsense that China will come around magically in 2030 and start reducing emissions. Now, that part of the narrative falls apart and with it any hope of every stopping Armageddon.

dodgy geezer
Reply to  Gary Pearse
August 15, 2022 10:02 pm

Oh, they would still keep selling wind turbines and photo-voltaic cells. Just at double the price…

Gerry, England
Reply to  dodgy geezer
August 16, 2022 6:47 am

And would we be bothered if they didn’t? It is not like they are useful.

Rud Istvan
August 15, 2022 10:12 am

What is poor Kerry to do?

Mr.
Reply to  Rud Istvan
August 15, 2022 11:40 am

Ain’t nothin poor about Kerry (‘s missus).

HOJO
Reply to  Rud Istvan
August 15, 2022 11:43 am

Put a small barrel around his neck and lick the face of the new world leader.They are playing us and the sniveling is epic

MarkW
Reply to  Rud Istvan
August 15, 2022 12:13 pm

Hey John, what’s with the long face?

Scissor
Reply to  MarkW
August 15, 2022 5:38 pm

Never gets old, that joke.

Climate believer
Reply to  MarkW
August 16, 2022 7:13 am

….. you rang?

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Scissor
Reply to  Rud Istvan
August 15, 2022 5:37 pm

I go for three China’s and ask for Hong Kong’s independence.

Richard Page
Reply to  Scissor
August 16, 2022 9:07 am

Yes but how many ‘little China’s’ are there in cities around the world? Could be a fair few just there!

SMC
August 15, 2022 10:12 am

China can take their bovine scat and shove it in a dank dark smelly hole where the sun don’t normally shine. Lurch may have an appropriate receptacle.

Yirgach
Reply to  SMC
August 15, 2022 1:35 pm

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Shoki Kaneda
August 15, 2022 10:14 am

F CCP

It doesn't add up...
Reply to  Shoki Kaneda
August 15, 2022 6:32 pm

I suppose we have dropped 1C to go from CCCP to CCP.

Tom Halla
August 15, 2022 10:20 am

Some variation on “Sod off, Pooh!” Is the only real response. But of course Kerry will grovel.

tgasloli
August 15, 2022 10:22 am

China halts climate talks due to Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan—so Pelosi finally did something useful!

ResourceGuy
Reply to  tgasloli
August 15, 2022 10:30 am

Now it’s Markey’s turn in Taiwan which is far more dangerous. Maybe this time he will use his famous follow-up statement of “who could have known?” used after his Jimmy Carter policy debacle. But in this case it be be after nuclear WW3.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  ResourceGuy
August 15, 2022 6:20 pm

Gonna kill more fish.

LdB
Reply to  tgasloli
August 16, 2022 2:25 am

The law of unintended consequences strikes again 🙂

michael hart
Reply to  tgasloli
August 16, 2022 8:29 am

Exactly! They both did something useful while probably not intending to. There is nothing more enjoyable than seeing bad people perform good acts with bad intentions. karma. man.

Ilma
August 15, 2022 10:24 am

How times have changed. Under Trump, it would be the USA telling China of its mistakes.

Derg
Reply to  Ilma
August 15, 2022 4:57 pm

Man would the world be in a far better place.

ResourceGuy
August 15, 2022 10:26 am

Don’t forget to spank Kerry.

SMC
Reply to  ResourceGuy
August 15, 2022 1:45 pm

I’m not sure that’s a good idea. He might like to be spanked.

It doesn't add up...
Reply to  ResourceGuy
August 15, 2022 6:37 pm

One fine morning in the middle of the Precession of the Equinoxes this ‘satiable Elephant’s Child asked a new fine question that he had never asked before. He asked, ‘What does the Crocodile have for dinner?’ Then everybody said, ‘Hush!’ in a loud and dretful tone, and they spanked him immediately and directly, without stopping, for a long time.

ResourceGuy
August 15, 2022 10:27 am

Remember to only send the defective automotive batter packs to the U.S.

MarkW
Reply to  ResourceGuy
August 15, 2022 12:15 pm

What? Betty Crocker is now sourcing from China as well?

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  MarkW
August 15, 2022 12:50 pm

Aunt Jemima will have her revenge!!

ResourceGuy
August 15, 2022 10:33 am

Let China read what the American people think directly, without the Kerry filter.

Many in U.S. doubt their own impact on climate: AP-NORC poll – Washington Times

Frank from NoVA
August 15, 2022 10:37 am

‘It is unacceptable to urge respect for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity on the one hand and trample on China’s red line on Taiwan and encroach up China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity on the other.’

Sounds serious. I wonder if it’s too late for the Taiwanese government to bestow some lucrative, do nothing sinecures upon the Bidens?

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Gordon A. Dressler
August 15, 2022 10:43 am

If John Kerry had any cajones, in reply to the Global Times demand he would hold up his right hand with only the three middle fingers extended and invite them to “read between the lines”.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
August 15, 2022 10:47 am

cojones

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  Gregory Woods
August 15, 2022 2:12 pm

Perdóname, mi culpa.

Gregory Woods
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
August 15, 2022 3:13 pm

no hay porque – Kerry talvez no tiene ‘cajones’ tampoco…

fretslider
August 15, 2022 11:01 am

Kerry needs climate talks – as a valid excuse for jetting around.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  fretslider
August 15, 2022 11:18 am

He’ll take along Heinz & Hunter so the Big Guy can get his 10%, too. Paul
Pelosi may also go so he can make some lithium $$$. What a racket!

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Richard Page
Reply to  Old Man Winter
August 15, 2022 2:37 pm

They have it all sewn up, unto the next generation. I’d love to see their oligarchical racketeering come crashing down around their ears.

commieBob
August 15, 2022 11:04 am

John Kerry’s response to Chinese bullying has been so feeble, China now seems to believe they can puppy train the Biden administration to acquiesce to China’s Taiwan policy priorities, with well timed threats to withhold climate cooperation.

George Friedman has written considerable commentary on China’s economic woes. China, the supplier of goods, is at the mercy of their biggest customer, America. If America quits buying, the Chinese economy collapses.

What would happen if America slapped carbon tariffs on Chinese goods. (It’s a rhetorical question and doesn’t need a question mark.)

Xi is playing with fire. Putin is playing with fire. They have both misjudged the situation.

Changing the topic a bit: Jordan Peterson has just put up an excellent piece in which he points out the whirlwind that will be reaped by those who, in the name of preventing climate change, wish to push economic privation on those who can least afford it. link

Donald Trump was/is a mild rebuke to the arrogant out-of-touch Democrats. They haven’t got the message. Perhaps they lack imagination. They should study twentieth century history and see just how bad things could get.

Those who thought they would rule after the Russian revolution mostly ended up in Siberia … if they were lucky. The nature of a whirlwind is that it sweeps up nearly everybody, especially the arrogant who don’t believe they will be swept up.

MarkW
Reply to  commieBob
August 15, 2022 12:19 pm

China cut their prime interest rate today.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  commieBob
August 15, 2022 1:20 pm

Similarly, the French guillotine didn’t just bite the aristocracy. Hubris can have life-threatening consequences.

Democrats also don’t take to heart the lesson of the Bastille after the subjugated citizens were pushed too far. The aristocracy thought that the unarmed citizens would be no match for the police, royal guards, and army. It didn’t take long before the citizenry were as well-armed as the former guards and soldiers. Thus, the conflict became more violent than necessary. Had the king showed a realistic respect for his subjects, it never would have gone as far as it did.

commieBob
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
August 15, 2022 2:41 pm

It’s dangerous to think of oneself as a member of the elite.

Unequal rights: Like the American colonists, the French felt that specific rights were only granted to certain segments of society, namely the elite and aristocrats.

link

It’s in Americans’ blood to rise up against unfair taxation.

Richard Page
Reply to  commieBob
August 15, 2022 2:42 pm

I don’t think Putin and Xi have misjudged the situation – they read the Democrats lack of will better than the Democrats understand Russia and China. Biden’s regime is a disaster waiting to happen and both Putin and Xi are quite ready to seize the opportunities given.

commieBob
Reply to  Richard Page
August 15, 2022 4:08 pm

So, why are the leaders of Putin’s military fleeing Kherson?

Derg
Reply to  commieBob
August 15, 2022 4:58 pm

Could be fake news….who knows?

commieBob
Reply to  Derg
August 15, 2022 5:54 pm

The first casualty in a war is the truth.

On the other hand, it’s obvious that the Ukrainians have performed much much better than anyone thought they would. And the Russians have gone from the second most formidable military in the world to something of a joke. (That said, if Russia were invaded, the joke would be on the invader.)

As far as I can tell, the most truthful people are the Russian milbloggers. They are vehemently pro-Russian but are mostly critical of the way the war has been conducted. Anyway, I haven’t noticed any of them denying the flight from Kherson.

Richard Page
Reply to  commieBob
August 16, 2022 8:18 am

The entire news article is based on the statement from the civilian governor of Mykolaiv, Vitaly Kim, that Russian commanders in Kherson are moving their HQ’s from the west bank of the Dnipr to the east bank. Meanwhile, information coming from Ukraine Military Intelligence sources in Kyiv is that Russian troops in Kherson have been reinforced by troops from northern Ukraine and Donetsk as well as airborne troops. I don’t know exactly what’s happening on the ground in Kherson, very few outside Kherson appear to, but let’s not jump to hasty and ill-judged conclusions.

Richard Page
Reply to  Richard Page
August 16, 2022 9:15 am

The Dnipr river valley is somewhere between 3 and 7km across near Kherson, including the wide river and floodplain. This would place Russian commanders several km further from American and British artillery as they know that Ukrainians enjoy firing on Russian commanders!

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August 15, 2022 11:06 am

Even though China has never once told the truth about anything, I am sure the democrats will believe China this time and cave over Taiwan.

MarkW
Reply to  Wade
August 15, 2022 12:20 pm

Leftists have a long history of giving away other people’s stuff.

Olen
August 15, 2022 11:13 am

Don’t expect those who are in office through fraud to display ability for anything but surrender.

Doonman
August 15, 2022 11:20 am

As is now shown once again, negotiating with communists is a waste of time and effort.

Frank from NoVA
Reply to  Doonman
August 15, 2022 11:25 am

Someone should point that out to Mitch McConnell sometime.

Derg
Reply to  Frank from NoVA
August 15, 2022 4:59 pm

Mitch is the turtle

Climate believer
August 15, 2022 11:33 am

When your hypocrisy comes and bites you on the ar$e.

David Anderson
Reply to  Climate believer
August 15, 2022 11:44 am

For his family it’s very profitable.

MarkW
Reply to  Climate believer
August 15, 2022 12:22 pm

Unfortunately, while biting said ar$e, the wallet was missed.

David Anderson
August 15, 2022 11:37 am

I’m pretty sure the US hasn’t change its decades long policy on Taiwan.

Gross overreaction on the Chi-Com’s part to a business trip of Paul Jr that his mama went along with.

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MarkW
Reply to  David Anderson
August 15, 2022 12:23 pm

China has growing domestic problems. They need a foreign crisis to distract the masses.

george1st:)
Reply to  MarkW
August 15, 2022 4:16 pm

Same for Biden and the Dums .

Tom Abbott
Reply to  David Anderson
August 15, 2022 6:28 pm

“I’m pretty sure the US hasn’t change its decades long policy on Taiwan.”

That’s correct. The Chicoms are lying again.

The Chicoms think they can push Biden around so they are testing their theory.

Pflashgordon
August 15, 2022 11:43 am

So when are we going to demand reparations from China for killing as many Americans in the last 2 1/2 years of biowarfare as have died in ALL U.S. wars combined, plus derailing most of the world’s economies?

Climate is the least of China’s concerns, and should be the least of ours as well.

Send Kerry and Fauci as permanent envoys to Gitmo where they can negotiate climate solutions and do gain-of-function research on the inmates.

Richard Page
Reply to  Pflashgordon
August 15, 2022 2:45 pm

I’ve noticed a recent rise in ‘studies’ that ‘prove’ the wet market to be the source; looks like China’s buying propaganda in the West as fast as it can.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Richard Page
August 15, 2022 6:31 pm

I noticed that, too. I saw at least three stories saying pretty much the same thing last week. Somebody is pushing the wet market origin real hard.

Scissor
Reply to  Pflashgordon
August 15, 2022 5:42 pm

Fauci makes some dictators look like amateurs.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Pflashgordon
August 15, 2022 6:30 pm

“So when are we going to demand reparations from China for killing as many Americans in the last 2 1/2 years of biowarfare as have died in ALL U.S. wars combined, plus derailing most of the world’s economies?”

After Trump’s next election. Trump has complained that the Chicoms should be paying Trillions of dollars in reparations for unleashing the Wuhan virus on the world.

All good things come after Trump’s next election.

michel
August 15, 2022 11:52 am

There is a really important point in this.

No country whose political elite believed in any danger from global warming would take this stance. After all, if CAGW has any chance of being true, the great loser will be China. Its a densely populated country, subject to floods and weather disasters as it is, with agriculture a vital component of its economy.

If CAGW happens, the Chinese are going to have a huge disaster, far worse than the US or Europe.

But, they emit and build out coal plants like there was no tomorrow, and now they are saying that they will totally break off what little gestures they are making in the direction of emission reduction, unless the US changes its rhetoric on Taiwan.

The only explanation for this is that they simply do not believe it. They never have believed it. That is what Kerry needs to get into his head. And the whole US political class needs to get seized of it too. China and India are just not buying it, and are not going to buy it. Neither for that matter is anyone really, outside the political class of Australia, somewhat Germany, the UK and the US.

At some point people have to face up to the fact that 50 years of trying has not persuaded the people who matter. Policy has to be based on this fact, and its implication: we are headed for 45 billion tons a year by 2040. If you think this is leading to disaster, prepare for it. Because there is no way to avert it. That has been tried and has failed, and this posture by the Chinese is clear evidence of the failure.

janice baker
Reply to  michel
August 15, 2022 2:05 pm

don’t forget that canada’s federal govt and most of the provinces buy into this

roaddog
Reply to  janice baker
August 15, 2022 8:45 pm

Canada is no longer a real country that can be taken seriously.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  michel
August 15, 2022 7:13 pm

Good points but what about the horrific damage that has already been done to the West’s economies, to the reliable cheap energy industry, to agriculture and the the food industry? This is now baked in for several years into the future.!

If the totalitarians threw in the towel today, shut down the climate accord, fired John Kerry, etc., we will still have high Policy-Caused rampant inflation. The oil and gas industry can’t suddenly turn on the taps, access the resources, build the pipelines overnight. Petroleum engineers graduating is down to a trickle and it takes 4- 5years to graduate new ones…… a farmer takes a year to grow, harvest and distribute a food crop. The UK just killed a third of their swine and burnt them. Gas is needed to make nitrogen fertilizers and the price will be triple or more for a couple of years to come. …25 – 30% of world population was at subsistence levels before ideoligue misanthropes wrought their vast destruction to life support systems…

The WEF, Western heads of state, the ‘Hadley Centres’ of the climate world may find themselves breaking the 20th century’s horrendous crimes against humanity records.

Michael 63
Reply to  Gary Pearse
August 16, 2022 3:48 am

Gonna make a trite observation here.
Accepting a mistake has been made is the first step to correct the situation. Or at the very least not continue doing the harmful thing and keep worsening the situation.
In this case whether or not AGW is happening: If you accept that China and India will keep using fossil fuels then the rest of the world’s countries can’t improve the situation by transitioning to green energy. So stop it!
QED spend the money only to adapt to negative changes that happens and let the rest of the economy alone.

Dave Andrews
Reply to  michel
August 16, 2022 9:00 am

China’s population (1.45bn) is likely to be overtaken by India (1.40bn) in the next few years.Indonesia, Pakistan and Bangladesh add another 677m.But the fastest growing continent is Africa and the UN estimates its population will be 40% of the worlds population by 2100. At this time more than 8 in 10 people will live in Asia or Africa.

The priority of the countries in Asia and Africa is to improve the lot of their peoples. Many of these countries, as you note, routinely suffer from natural disasters and so perhaps are more sanguine about climate change and do not believe it can be any worse than the problems they already face.

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markl
August 15, 2022 11:57 am

As if we didn’t know AGW has been politics since its’ inception (it was called AGC [cooling] back then}.

Michael ElliottMichael Elliott
Reply to  markl
August 15, 2022 1:12 pm

The whole matter of China & Taiwan is just a case of Huffing & Puffing.

The Chinese just as with Hong Kong ,
do not like to admit that a Chinese people such as the population of Taiwan have proved that Free Enterprise, even with its faults such as ” Wall Streets” New Ideas, is better than Communism.

It would help if the government of Taiwan called themselves The Republic of Taiwan.

Then the rest of the World can recognise them.

As for China now saying that they will not longer co-operate on Climate matters, well so what.

Let us not forget that China is totally
dependant on exporting for their present level of prosperity.

Many other nations, India, South Korea & SE Asia can make the same or even better goods that China presently makes for the West.

As for the so called Political Elete of the Western World, they may finally realise that China & other countries will continue to produce more & more of the dreaded ” Emissions”.

Take away the fear by them of CO2, & the whole of this Climate nonsense will finally cease.

But it will take many years of misery to clean up the big mess.

Michael VK5ELL.

Mumbles McGuirck
August 15, 2022 12:47 pm

God damn Jimmy Carter’s eyes. I recall when he stabbed Taiwan in the back to make a pact with the Devil. And him a “good” Baptist and all. There was a Taiwanese scientist working with us at the time of the betrayal and he was in tears. He couldn’t understand what Taipei had done to deserve that.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
August 15, 2022 6:36 pm

“God damn Jimmy Carter’s eyes. I recall when he stabbed Taiwan in the back to make a pact with the Devil.”

I remember that, too. Foreign policy was not Jimmy Carter’s strongpoint. It’s not the strongpoint of any Democrat. When they are in charge, the bad guys of the world win.

Frank S.
August 15, 2022 12:54 pm

Its true, there is only one legitimate China, it currently resides on the island of Taiwan.

Dave O.
Reply to  Frank S.
August 15, 2022 1:52 pm

We should make it clear that we believe in a one China policy with Taiwan as the political head. People on the mainland would have the chance to vote for their favorite Taiwanese politician to lead the country.

Clyde Spencer
August 15, 2022 1:07 pm

China now seems to believe they can puppy train the Biden administration to acquiesce to China’s Taiwan policy priorities

Considering Kerry’s impotent response, it seems that China’s assessment of trainability is correct.

jeffery p
August 15, 2022 1:31 pm

Once again, we have our enemies promising some future action, maybe, in exchange for something now. Notice it’s reopen the talks. That’s it. Reopen.

The Brandon Administration is just dumb enough to agree to it, too. Our media is dumb enough to think we actually got something.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  jeffery p
August 16, 2022 8:53 am

That’s how you get to the current nuke advantage for Russia and a freeze on American delivery systems if they represent too much advantage at any given time.

Richard Page
Reply to  ResourceGuy
August 16, 2022 9:20 am

If you take into account guidance accuracy and Circular Error Probability, then the Russian advantage becomes far less.

Doonman
August 15, 2022 1:44 pm

Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan carried no international weight at all other than a Showtime for news cameras. The Chinese Communist Party knows that. All international agreements and treaties are under the purview of the Executive Dept with concurrence of the Senate. Nancy Pelosi is a member of neither.

The fact that the CCP is acting so distraught that it is willing to abandon it’s agreement reached with Barack Obama shows that they were never intent on honoring it anyway. There is no other explanation.

George V
August 15, 2022 2:13 pm

Isn’t this a restatement of what I read earlier here at WUWT, that the position of China is:

“Give up Taiwan or the climate gets it!”

Richard Page
Reply to  George V
August 15, 2022 2:48 pm

That’s about the long and the short of it, yes.

Reply to  George V
August 15, 2022 3:42 pm

Xi is holdin’ a little puppy hostage too….the puppy gets it if Kerry doesn’t fold.

Scissor
Reply to  George V
August 15, 2022 5:46 pm

Reminds me.

LdB
Reply to  George V
August 16, 2022 2:26 am

Send in the Griff to save us 🙂

Ted
August 15, 2022 2:41 pm

We know the Chinese don’t care about climate and they can get get concessions from Biden and Kerry at the drop of a hat. We know Biden and Kerry are willing to go to great lengths for climate graft. But giving up Taiwan is too much.
Is this the Chinese giving Biden a chance to stand up to them and look tough in refusing? That way whatever Biden and Kerry have agreed to give them can be spun as a ‘victory’ before the midterms.

chicago vota
August 15, 2022 3:25 pm

Idiot. Just make access to our markets contingent on laws and regulations similar our laws. If we truly believe clean air and water then make sure their products come from similar cleaner manufacturing. Likewise, if we impose climate regulations/taxes they must do the same or face a tariff on their goods.

It doesn't add up...
Reply to  chicago vota
August 15, 2022 6:46 pm

That would lead to rapidly falling living standards, plus extensive smuggling.

Walter Sobchak
August 15, 2022 3:40 pm

“John Kerry’s response to Chinese bullying has been so feeble”

That is John Kerry for you feeble, stupid, lame, pathetic. And to think he came close to being president.

Scissor
Reply to  Walter Sobchak
August 15, 2022 5:49 pm

James Taylor could always play a soothing melody.

AntonyIndia
August 15, 2022 6:55 pm

Xi Jinping China has no problems annexing parts of India in the Himalaya. Part of Pakistani held Kashmir was given away by Pakistan to China plus the Middle Kingdom took Aksai Chin without discussion.
Not to mention whole Tibet, which could have been a neutral buffer zone for between the two Asian giants.

William Haas
August 16, 2022 8:33 pm

I am sure that China understands the AGW is a false hypothesis. They are just playing the game to see what they can get out of it.

Mark BLR
August 19, 2022 4:06 am

Better late than never …

GHG (not just CO2 !) emission numbers from BP.

GDP numbers, to calculate the 2005 and 2030 “emission intensities” for China, from the OECD’s “Real GDP long-term forecast” webpage.

Note that the “last pre-COVID decade (2010-2019) trend” line (the “cross / X” symbols) projection to 2030 is above the target ranges (the “diamond” symbols) for all USA options, while for China the trend line projection is below the entire target range.

China-USA_CO2e-numbers_1.png
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