China underscores positive efforts for Lima accord

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China on Monday underlined the positive aspects of the Lima accord on climate change, binding all countries to measurable targets for greenhouse gas emissions.

"China has made positive efforts toward these achievements," Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said at a daily press briefing on Monday.

Qin's comments came after the closure of the annual UN climate talks on Sunday in Lima, capital of Peru. The talks reached an acceptable, but far from satisfactory result, leaving many unresolved issues ahead of the Paris conference in December next year.

Negotiators from over 190 countries and organizations agreed that governments will submit plans to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by an informal deadline of March 31, 2015 to form the basis of a global accord scheduled for Paris.

Qin reviewed how China and the United States, the world's top two emitters, jointly announced their targets ahead of the Lima conference, saying the move had created a positive atmosphere for the conference.

China will continue to work toward a new deal in Paris, fostering a cooperative, win-win system on climate, Qin said.

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