The Chinese Party Congress in Beijing is likely to take place under bright blue skies – a symbol of President Xi Jinping’s environmental stewardship that is being tested by darkening economic clouds and political strife around the world .
More than any other Chinese Communist Party leader, Xi has sought to make the environment part of his lasting legacy. He drastically reduced the air pollution that plagued city dwellers when he took office in 2012, oversaw the development of a global clean energy industry, and made perhaps the most significant climate pledge of all. history in 2020 when he set a goal of net zero. emissions in four decades.
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