October 18, 2017 / 4:15 AM / 2 years ago

China must cooperate with other nations on climate change: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during the opening of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, the world’s second-largest economy, must cooperate with other nations to tackle climate change and ensure the survival of mankind, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of a key Communist Party congress.

China overtook the United States as the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in 2007.

Reporting by Christian Shepherd and Stella Qiu; Writing by Josephine Mason; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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