China Trying to be an Environmental Leader

The Center for American Progress says China is moving to cut carbon emissions

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

China is about to get an image make-over, thanks to President Obama's trip there this week to talk trade, the economy, Iran, and the environment. Obama aides say Beijing, for the first time, is trying to be a good international partner and environmental leader. The nation that's building one coal plant a month is green? Yes, if only because Beijing was choking on pollution. The Center for American Progress says that China realizes its mistakes and is moving to cut carbon emissions. It's also building clean-coal plants, taxing gas-guzzling cars, and planting forests.

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