Economy and Climate Change Trump Human Rights in China
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton invited China to join the United States in an effort to curb greenhouse gases as she toured an energy-efficient power plant in Beijing on Saturday the Star Tribune reported.
The gas-fired power plant, which uses sophisticated turbines made by General Electric, is nearly twice as efficient as the coal-fired plants that supply much of China’s electricity and that helped vault China past the United States as the world’s leading emitter of carbon dioxide.
The Obama administration hopes to make climate change the center point of an even bigger international relations engagement with China.
“We hope [China] won’t make the same mistakes we made,” Clinton said as reported in the New York Times.