US failed in ‘it’s duty’ to control carbon emissions, says China
First Published 23, Sep 2020, 3:57 PM
China said the US failed in its duty to control carbon emissions, climate change as the US pulled out of international agreements to moderate carbon emissions.
The United States and China have been at a war of words ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began. US President Donald Trump has time and again claimed that it is not coronavirus but China Virus which claimed hundreds of thousands of lives across the world.
The virus that first emerged in China's Wuhan city in the Hubei province in December 2019 has claimed 968,726 lives and infected 31,483,011 people globally.
The US is the worst affected country, according to the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker.
In a fresh attack, China's foreign ministry said Wednesday that the United States "seriously obstructs" the battle to control global emissions, as Beijing tries to occupy the high ground over the environment.
By pulling out of international agreements to moderate carbon emissions, the US has failed in "its duty to restrict the amount of emissions, and refuses to take minimum action to protect the earth," foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said in a statement.