Xi Jinping doesn’t want to be the villain of Paris. Etienne Laurent / EPAChinese president Xi Jinping addressed the opening day of the Paris climate talks as leader of a nation more confident and assertive than it has been at any point since Mao declared it had “stood up” after a century of rebellion and invasion.
The changing status is reflected in the hopes for COP21. If China was the villain of Copenhagen six years ago, Xi is attempting to portray the country in a different light these days. In Paris he says he wants greater compromise with the West …read more
Source: The Conversation