China's Li appeals to Germany for help with certifying C919 jet

Jun 02, 2017, 02:09
China's Li appeals to Germany for help with certifying C919 jet

In Berlin, Li and Merkel oversaw the signing of a slew of deals including electric auto projects between Germany's biggest automobile groups, Volkswagen and Daimler, with Chinese companies.

Chinese premier Li Keqiang said in Berlin that fighting global warming is a "global consensus" and an "international responsibility".

She added: "But from that grows a special responsibility for both countries - for Germany and China - in all global issues - for example for climate protection, for the prevention of violent conflicts or in worldwide trade policy".

"We are living in times of global uncertainty and see that we have a responsibility to expand our partnership in all the different areas and to push for a world order based on law", she added.

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British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Britain would continue to press the U.S.to reduce risky emissions even if Trump pulls out. A spokesman for President Vladimir Putin said Russian Federation "thinks highly" of the accords and sees no alternative to it.

"We are going to show them that implementing our targets is very positive for the economy, very positive for developing sophisticated technological advances and it is very positive for the welfare of the citizens", he said.

"China has become a more important and strategic partner", Merkel said at a joint news conference with Li, pointing to political, economic, social and cultural ties.

The Chinese Premier is on a two-day official visit to Germany for an annual meeting between the two heads of government, a mechanism that has been in place since 2004.

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The European Union and China plan to issue a joint statement - the first time this has happened - committing to full implementation of the Paris Agreement.

However, thorny issues remain between the two exporting nations, with Ms Merkel saying she had pressed China to open up its market more to German firms who want a level playing field.

Li said he believed the two had found a solution on the issue of Chinese quotas for electric cars after a lengthy discussion.

Other European leaders issued more explicit appeals to the United States government not to abandon global measures against climate change.

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While he did not mention the USA or Donald Trump, Mr Li's comments were clearly addressed to Washington.

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