Locke's Shanghai trip pushes energy cooperation ag

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Locke's trip to Shanghai to promote energy cooperation to avoid talking about carbon tariffs

only three hours, the Chinese American Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke's trip to Shanghai was fully arranged. While closely focusing on the unchanging theme of "coping with climate change and strengthening energy cooperation", Locke also served as an obligatory "Expo ambassador" for the Shanghai WorldExpo. The "carbon tariff" clause, which has always been concerned, failed to squeeze into this short trip to Shanghai

push forward energy cooperation again

"developing clean energy will be the only way out for the world's sustainable development." On July 17, Locke said at the breakfast meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce after arriving in Shanghai. The breakfast meeting originally scheduled to be held at 7:30 attracted a large number of heads of American enterprises in China and more than 30 media in Shanghai. When Locke, dressed in a dark suit, was in a hurry to shape the plastic extruded coating, he witnessed the demeanor of the first Chinese American Secretary of Commerce: speaking fluent English, and his demeanor still showed the elegance of Chinese. Shanghai is the second stop of Locke's visit to China. Like his trip to Beijing, "clean energy" is still his preferred topic

when talking about the necessity of developing clean energy for China and the United States, Locke pointed out: "both China and the United States are major energy consumers, so developing clean energy and doing a good job in carbon dioxide emission reduction is the common and obligation of the two countries." Locke believes that there is great complementarity between China and the United States' energy industries. He said in his speech on the same day: "the advanced green technology in the United States can meet China's needs to cope with the climate challenge, and the entry of the relevant energy industries in the United States can also bring about 10million jobs to China." In Locke's view, the key to China us clean energy cooperation is "freer market access and stronger intellectual property protection", "so we will not only in the field of clean energy, but also in finance, services and other industries to make the operation of American enterprises in the Chinese market more convenient." According to him, clean energy cooperation and addressing climate change will also be the main topics of the first round of the China US strategic and economic dialogue to be held in Washington at the end of this month

"Shanghai is amazing"

after the breakfast speech, Locke, who changed his suit, appeared on time at the site of the foundation laying ceremony of the U.S. Pavilion in the Expo site at 10:00 sharp. "The world is looking forward to next year's Shanghai WorldExpo, and the United States attaches great importance to this WorldExpo." At the foundation ceremony, Locke still remembered "energy cooperation", saying that "the Shanghai WorldExpo will become a good opportunity to enhance U.S. - China relations and further promote cooperation between the United States and China in clean energy, renewable energy and other fields". When asked about his feelings about Shanghai during this trip, Locke, as the "Shanghai son-in-law", said with great emotion, "it was 20 years ago that I last came to Shanghai. Now Shanghai is already an amazing city."

in fact, since the United States decided to participate in the WorldExpo, Locke has never forgotten to "lead the red line" for the construction of the United States Pavilion. When meeting with member enterprises of the China US Chamber of Commerce in Beijing last week, Gary Locke played a temporary guest role as a "fundraiser", which refers to the state in which the experimental film device is not removed from the experimental machine and the movement of the 10 prefix is temporarily interrupted during the experimental process. "I hope the American enterprises present here can donate enthusiastically." Inspired by his voice and emotion, he received a donation of $5million on the spot. Subsequently, Wal Mart, Intel and Microsoft also announced their sponsorship plans. It is understood that the US Pavilion covers an area of 6000 square meters, with a total investment of about US $61million

don't mention the "carbon tariff" now.

compared with the issues of market access and intellectual property protection in energy cooperation that the United States is concerned about, perhaps the provisions of the "carbon tariff" in the U.S. Clean Energy Security Act recently passed by the U.S. House of representatives are more concerned by China. When asked about the "carbon tariff" on the day of his visit to Shanghai, Locke quickly pointed out that the Senate had not passed the US clean energy security act, and now was not the best time to discuss the "carbon tariff". Locke also said, "American consumers enjoy the great convenience of cheap goods from other countries. If these cheap goods come from high energy consumption and high emissions, American consumers should also be aware of their own."

Chen Deming, Minister of Commerce of China, made it clear during a recent meeting with Locke in Beijing that "carbon tariffs violate the 'common but differentiated' principle of developed and developing countries in the field of climate change as defined in the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change and the Kyoto Protocol, and will in fact become a new excuse for trade protectionism." Chen Deming hoped that the US government would abide by the consensus reached at the G20 summit on anti trade protectionism and cautious use of trade remedy measures, and handle the relevant cases objectively and fairly

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