Skip to comments.China tells U.S.: No deal
Posted on 12/17/2009 7:21:58 AM PST by OldDeckHand
COPENHAGEN Chinas climate negotiators have told Western counterparts they cant agree to an operational agreement on climate change that President Barack Obama had hoped to bring home from Copenhagen - and will push for a short, noncommittal collective statement at the end of the talks, according to American staffers briefed on the situation.
Its not clear if remarks by Chinese officials, made during negotiating sessions on Wednesday night, signal the end of efforts to reach a significant agreement or simply represent an 11th hour bargaining tactic less than a day before Obama was due to arrive in Copenhagen.
But U.S. officials fear it's the former, with little time left to negotiate a real deal before COP 15s conclusion Friday.
Lead U.S. negotiator Todd Stern told POLITICO late Wednesday that his staff had not engaged in one-on-one bilats with China for a whole day and hadnt even addressed a major issue, a proposed border tax on countries that flouted international accords. That provision was included in the cap-and-trade measure the House passed in July and no bill omitting it is likely to pass the Senate.
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God works in mysterious ways.
Yeah me too. Russia and China are exposing the fraud at the UN Climate Summit. Amazing I trust them more than our Government and so called allies.
I’d trust the Chinese leadership over the Loon anyday.
In any case, they know they’re dealing with an ill-prepared, limp wrist-ed idiot with absolutely no expertise in anything useful.
The Loon brings kleenex to a gunfight.
Or... we just saved them from floating another 100million dollar loan to us! LOL
“100 Million”. That should read 100 “BILLION”
I never thought that in this lifetime I’d raise a glass to China for their actions.
In essense, China told Obama and his “climate change” to go pound sand. I agree.
Shai Shai Nei Chicoms - I guess you too have had enough of socialism and would like to see your children enjoy their futures rather than pay for the glutoney of their parents.
Hopefully it will “save” us $200 billion per year for 10 years, or $1 Trillion.... that the clinTon was offering.
A $100 million, or a $100 billion, or more?
For the first time in my adult life, I am “proud” of the People’s Republic of China.
In other words, I don’t care which pirates end up scuttling the ship, it needs to be sunk.
If Obama can’t take us out with healthcare and climategate
he’ll try something else just as bad or worse
Absolutely. The goals of this administration are to weaken the country, economically, militarily, and culturally. Signing on to a massive scam involving $100 billion of taxpayer money to be redistributed on a global scale to the world’s Marxists and thugs is something we should all be rooting against. Kudos to the Chinese for seeing this sham for what it is.
Why does it matter? We'll just print it, stick it in an envelope, and mail it out to the warlords for distribution among their favored. But we'll feel good about it as our guilt washes away. Until the next third-world shakedown or liberal Madoff scam.
FREAKIN RIGHT ON!
You mean Trillion.
It’s Chinas’ policy to SELL arms to the dirt-eaters; not give them to them. DUH!
It is distressing for me to find myself rooting for Russia and China here—and more and more often generally.
While we’ve only 14 weeks until spring, we’ve got 160 weeks until the Palin administration.