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Xi Jinping's pledges offer hope on climate change, Beijing needs to spell out details: Analysts

China aims to be carbon neutral before 2060. PHOTO: AFP
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SINGAPORE - Chinese President Xi Jinping has given the world a glimmer of hope right when it needs it.

Record wildfires in the United States, rapidly melting Arctic ice, heatwaves and intense Atlantic storms have triggered alarm bells globally about the growing threat from climate change. With the Trump administration determined to block ambitious climate action, questions have been growing on whether the world has the will to stop the planet from overheating.

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