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Cablegate: Media Reaction: Climate Summit, China Model

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SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION: CLIMATE SUMMIT, CHINA MODEL

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Editorial Quotes
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1. CLIMATE SUMMIT

a. "From 'black cat' to 'green cat:' China's emission reduction
roadmap"

Guangdong 21st Century Publishing Company Ltd.'s business newspaper
21st Century Business Herald (21Shiji Jingji Baodao)(12/01)(pg 21):
"As 2012 nears and as the deadline for the Kyoto Protocol's first
phase approaches, there are still many diverging global opinions
concerning developed countries mid-term emissions reduction goals
and the perspective funding for developing countries to help them
reduce their emissions and adapt to climate change. Though Obama
has been more active on the issue than Bush, in light of the
domestic political situation in the U.S., the future is not looking
optimistic. China, no matter if it is considering global interests
or its own interests, should nevertheless take the green road for
development. China plays the most important role in global
emissions reduction; their role surpasses the United States, the
European Union, India and other developing countries. If China
succeeds in emissions reduction, the world succeeds. If China
fails, the world fails. China cannot afford to fail. As far as the
'cat theory' is concerned, the theory brought forward by Chinese
leader Deng Xiaoping and leading up to the opening up and reform
policy, China should surpass this phase and step up their
transformation from merely 'accelerating development' to 'scientific
development.' With the backdrop of global climate change China
needs to transform from the biggest 'black cat' in the world to a
'green cat.' Two countries' attitudes on the coming Copenhagen
conference will be critical: whether or not the U.S. will publicly
promise to reduce its emissions; and China's roadmap and attitude
concerning their support for global emissions reduction. On
November 25, Premier Wen Jiabao announced China's 2020 action and
emission control goals, which will greatly help the Copenhagen
conference to be successful. China, as a responsible big socialist
country, should work together with the world to realize the vision
of 'One World, One (green) Dream,' and "'One World, One (reduction)
Action.'

b. "China- European cooperation will develop more smoothly with this
new arrangement"

The China Radio International sponsored newspaper World News Journal
(Shijie Xinwenbao)(12/01)(pg 2): "At present, the EU has not relaxed
its stance on issues like China's market economy status or
restrictions on China's technological exports, therefore China can't
provide the expected response on climate change issues or the RMB
exchange rate issues that the EU is concerned about. However, as
long as the EU-China summit exits, it means that there is a common
view, that developing the bilateral relationship can facilitate both
sides' interests. During U.S. President Obama's visit to China,
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao reiterated that China disagrees with the
suggestion that there should be a 'G2'. This reiteration should be
helpful when eliminating Europe's concerns that China could develop
its relationship with the United States at the expense of its
relationship with Europe. China and Europe share extensive common
interests and therefore European politicians should adopt policies
that promote win-win situations between the two global entities."

2. CHINA MODEL

"It's not the time to discuss the China model"

The official Communist Party international news publication Global
Times (Huanqiu Shibao)(12/01)(pg 14): "It is still too early to talk
about China's contribution to the world's theory about development.
To sum up China's theory and concepts concerning its opening up and
reform, the 'case of China' should be a more appropriate phrase to
use. It is not yet the time to talk about the China model, which is
still an ongoing process which has not yet been accomplished, nor
has it been completely successful. At present, China's contribution
to the world's theory about development has only been limited to the
creation of official concepts. In fact, Chinese scholars should
reflect on why China has contributed so little to the world's
thoughts and contemplate how China could contribute more?"

HUNTSMAN

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