21:34, March 18, 2008
Maria Cantwell, Democrat Senator for the Washington State, on Tuesday said the clean energy technology will provide new and great opportunity for the United States and China to cooperate.
Cantwell made the remarks at a press conference on Tuesday at the U.S. embassy to China, noting that such cooperation between the United States and China, the current world's largest emitters of carbon dioxide, is of great significance and will point to a clear path for the rest of the world in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Cantwell, currently serving as member of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and the Senate Energy and National Resources Committee, started her China visit on March 16 and will leave for the Republic of Korea on March 19.
During her stay in China, she mainly met with officials from the National Development and Reform Commission of China and the two sides talked about the promotion of trade on clean energy technologies and the overall U.S.-China trade balance issues.