Washington Post

China announced new climate goals. But it can't quit coal just yet

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China's President Xi Jinping announced new climate targets during his Sept. 22 address to the U.N. General Assembly, including the nation's plan to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.

China's international climate leadership seems to be in direct conflict with Beijing's continued promotion of fossil fuel projects at home and abroad, however - so why did Xi make this announcement? Here's what you need to know about its political and scientific implications...

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