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China mostly satisfied with Doha talks: FM spokesman

(People's Daily Online)

08:20, December 11, 2012

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei held a press conference on December 10, 2012. (Photo/ Foreign Ministry of China)

BEIJING, Dec. 10 (People's Daily Online) -- China is satisfied with the achievements of the United Nations climate talks held in Doha, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday.

Spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular press briefing that by maintaining the basic legal institutions of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Changes and its Kyoto Protocol, the talks advanced multilateral climate change talks in general and sent out a positive signal to international society.

However, Hong said developed countries diluted their responsibilities and the common but differentiated principle in the talks. They also lack the political will to reduce emissions and transfer techniques, he said.

"That's the reason why the talks have seen no more achievements and is the main obstacle the international society will be faced with when countering climate change issues," Hong said.

China will further strengthen cooperation with other countries on the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Changes and its Kyoto Protocol, Hong added.

United Nations climate talks held in Doha on last Saturday resulted in the adoption of a package of drafts for the second period of Kyoto the Protocol and commitments on climate financing after overnight negotiations over differences between developed and developing countries.

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