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China, U.S. Trade Climate Barbs as Ties Fray

SINGAPORE—Climate coverage is quick changing into a brand new bone of competition between Washington and Beijing, after China retaliated for this month’s visit to Taiwan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi by halting talks with the U.S. over the best way to fight international warming.

The self-ruled island is already a focus for various points clouding Sino-U.S. ties, from rivalry within the Indo-Pacific and the conflict between democratic values and autocracy to the strategic wrestle for semiconductor supremacy. But up till Mrs. Pelosi (Calif. D.) defied Beijing’s warnings and made her whistle-stop journey, local weather change had been a uncommon shiny spot within the more and more testy relationship between the world’s two largest greenhouse-gas emitters.

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