Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that China will no longer fund the construction of coal-powered projects overseas, officially stated to the United Nations General Assembly.
China, a longtime supporter of international coal projects in countries, like Indonesia and Bangladesh. Xi Jinping has been under global pressure to halt Chinese funding in an attempt to reduce global carbon emissions.
In his pre-recorded video address, President Xi said in a statement, “the year 2021 is a truly remarkable one for the Chinese people”, as China celebrated 100 years of the Communist Party of China. In addition 2021 marked the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the People’s Republic of China in the United Nations.
“China will strive to peak carbon dioxide emissions before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060,” Xi pledged.
“We need to advocate peace, development, equity, justice, democracy and freedom, which are the common values of humanity, and reject the practice of forming small circles or zero-sum games,” Xi stated, shockingly avoiding any acknowledgement of the human rights abuse committed by the Chinese Communist Party.
Describing vaccinations as a “powerful weapon against COVID-19,” he announced that China would “strive to provide 2 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the world by the end of this year.”
“In addition to donating $100 million to COVAX, China will donate 100 million doses of vaccines to other developing countries in the course of this year,” Xi added.
“The Chinese people have always celebrated and striven to pursue a vision of peace, amenity, and harmony. China has never and will never invade or bully others, or seek hegemony. China is always a builder of world peace, contributor to global development, defender of the international order, and provider of public goods. China will continue to bring the world new opportunities through its development.”
“[W]e must improve global governance and practice true multilateralism. In the world, there is only one international system i.e. the international system with the United Nations at its core. There is only one international order i.e. the international order underpinned by international law. And there is only one set of rules i.e. the basic norms governing international relations underpinned by the purposes and principles of the U.N. Charter.”
The Communist Party of China plots to infect its ideologies throughout western civilization, contributing and eventually controlling the new global order. Xi Jinping continues to make small international contributions towards the U.N.’s international agenda, while the CCP continues their attempts to weaken America. The Chinese Communist Party wishes to spread globalization at the expense of our individual liberties and freedom.
China’s Energy Data
Here is China’s current recorded contribution to global emissions:
While America only contributes 15% to global emissions, China contributes 28%.
The chart below shows China’s future energy transition plan. By 2025, China will focus 7% of its energy reliance on Wind, Nuclear, and Solar generation. By 2060, this reliance will increase to 66%.
China’s coal use dropped 36% during the coronavirus lockdowns.
Further charts show NO2 emissions reduced greatly in Wuhan China. Additional data shows emission reduction in both China and Italy during coronavirus lockdowns.
Joe Biden’s International Climate Donations
In an act of contribution to globalization, President Joe Biden announced he will be doubling America’s “international climate” financial aid—diverting $11.4B U.S. tax dollars annually to poorer nations—by 2024.
“President Biden’s commitment to scaling up international climate finance to $11.4 billion per year by 2024 is a welcome and much-needed sign that the United States is finally taking its global climate responsibilities seriously,” said Rachel Cleetus, policy director at the Union of Concerned Scientists.
“China will step up support for other developing countries in developing green and low-carbon energy, and will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad,” echoed the Chinese Mission to UN’s Twitter, highlighting Xi’s words.
John Kerry – “Climate Czar”
When he’s not providing information to Iran, Climate Czar John Kerry speaks regularly with China, stating “We’ve been talking to China for quite some period of time about this. And I’m absolutely delighted to hear that President Xi has made this important decision.”
Speaking on Kerry’s past treasonous conversations with Iran, Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher stated “It’s unfathomable that any U.S. diplomat, past or present, would leak intelligence to the world’s leading sponsors of terrorism at the expense of one of our staunchest allies,” back in April. Yet Kerry still remains in regular contact with the Chinese Communist Party.
Amok Sharma – British Minister
Alok Sharma, the British minister at COP26, praised Xi’s announcement.
“It is clear the writing is on the wall for coal power. I welcome President Xi’s commitment to stop building new coal projects abroad – a key topic of my discussions during my visit to China,” he said on Twitter.
Helen Mountford – VP | Climate Economics World Resources Institute
Helen Mountford, the vice president for climate and economics at the World Resources Institute, said it was “China’s pledge shows that the firehose of international public financing for coal is being turned off.” adding “While phasing out overseas coal finance is very important, it does not let China off the hook from taking bold climate action within its own borders. It is crucial that China strengthen its 2030 climate target to align with its pledge to zero out emissions by 2060. As the world’s largest emitter, China should join the 117 countries that have already updated their 2030 climate targets, and submit a stronger national climate commitment before COP26 in November 2021.”
Justin Guay – Director | Global Climate Strategy at the Sunrise Project
“China was the last man standing. If there’s no public finance of coal from China, there’s little to no global coal expansion,” Justin Guay, the director of global climate strategy at the Sunrise Project
“Accelerating the global phase out of coal is the single most important step to keep the 1.5-degree goal of the Paris Agreement within reach,” he said in a statement.
China has stated they are too reliant on coal to make an immediate change.
“China’s energy structure is dominated by coal power. This is an objective reality,” said Su Wei, deputy secretary-general of the National Development and Reform Commission, back in April.
“Because renewable energy (sources such as) wind and solar power are intermittent and unstable, we must rely on a stable power source,” Su said. “We have no other choice. For a period of time, we may need to use coal power as a point of flexible adjustment.”
Was China’s decision to stop funding international coal a political tactic, allowing them to increase coal production locally? Will Biden’s generous international donations contribute further to the rise of globalization, weakening America?