China Rejects Politicalization of Climate Issue

30 de abril de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>China Rejects Politicalization of Climate Issue</h1><p>April 30 (EIRNS) - The "climate issue" should not be over-politicized, China's official {People's Daily Online} stated in an editorial written by Chen Ying, deputy research fellow of the Center of Sustained Development of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and published today. While the issue is being given a lot of importance by the international community, the U.N. Security Council - which held a session on climate change for the first time in mid-April - is not the appropriate platform to discuss it, the editorial stated.</p><p>Climate change is an issue for all nations, and "all nations around the world are entitled to partake in the discussions as they are affected by the impact of climate change and, therefore, are entitled to be involved in negotiations," and not just the five Permanent and 10 non-permanent UN Security Council members, the editorial states.</p><p>"[T]he climate change issue is, in the final analysis, an issue of development," the editorial states. Dealing with climate change "under the framework of sustained development has been the common understanding of the international community and the direction of the long-term efforts. If the nations have differences of interest in the spheres of their concrete actions temporarily, the adoption of compulsory measures would become counter productive."</p><p>If climate change is to be discussed, it must not be done in such arenas as the UN Security Council, the Global Economic Forum, or G8 meeting.</p></div></body>