China’s President Xi Jinping has repeatedly been accused of pandering to the Chinese people and of making deals with the world’s largest food producer to secure meat for China.
But his own personal views on the country’s food supply and the impact of climate change have raised questions about whether he has the moral high ground on climate change and food.
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In recent weeks, he has made several comments that appear to be part of his strategy to make China a more prosperous nation.
Xi Jinping said he was proud of China’s economy in the run-up to the Paris climate change agreement.
He also has been criticized by environmental groups for his comments on climate and food safety.
“I’m proud of my country’s great economic and social progress,” Xi said in a speech at a climate conference in September.
Environmentalists have accused Xi of pandered to the public and for accepting huge bribes from the world food producer Cargill to ensure that China could supply the world market.
He has said he’s committed to a 100 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030.
He said during the 2015 G20 summit in Germany that China would make “great strides” on reducing CO2 levels by 2030, and pledged to do more to protect the planet.
But the Chinese government has not made any meaningful progress on reducing the countrys carbon footprint.
As for climate change…
The president has also spoken about his own commitment to the climate. “
I am committed to working to eliminate all the pollutants, including CO2, that are harmful to the environment and human health.”
The president has also spoken about his own commitment to the climate.
The United Nations climate chief called Xi Jinping’s words “very concerning.”