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Premier Wen: China's climate action not subject to international monitoring

2009-12-18 08:17 BJT

Special Report: UN climate change conference in Copenhagen |

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 17, 2009. (Xinhua/Liu Jiansheng)
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) shakes hands with German Chancellor Angela 
Merkel in Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 17, 2009. (Xinhua/Liu Jiansheng)

"A dozen declarations are not worth one action, meaning action speaks louder than declaration," the premier said, calling for mutual trust.

"Mutual trust is extremely important. We should not go for suspicion. We should not go for confrontation. We should go for cooperation," he said.

Wen said China will take necessary domestic measures to ensure full transparency and implementation of its national mitigation action.

"As Premier Wen has decided, the mitigation action we have set for China will be fully guaranteed legally, domestically," He Yafei said. "There would be a monitoring and verification regime inside China, which is legally binding in China."

The Chinese government recently announced a plan to reduce the per unit of GDP energy consumption by 20 percent till 2010, and it is poised to put the target into its national social and economic development plan.

Wen said China would also consider dialogue and cooperation with other countries, warning there should be no infringement on China's sovereignty.

"We promise to make our action transparent. We promise the implementation of action," Wen said.