|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Jiang Yu's Response to the British Accusation that China "Hijacked" Negotiations at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference|
Q: It is reported that on December 20, the British Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband published an article on the Guardian Newspaper, accusing China of "hijacking" the negotiations at the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Do you have any comment on that?
A: Thanks to the concerted efforts of all parties, the Copenhagen Conference yielded fruit, reached broad consensus and won support from the vast number of developing countries. China made arduous efforts to push forward the progress of the Conference, and contributed to safeguarding the interests of the vast number of developing countries and adhering to the international consensus, which is obvious to all and beyond any doubt. The remarks against China by an individual British politician contained obvious political scheme to shirk responsibilities towards the developing countries, and provoke discord among the developing countries. Their attempt will come to nothing. We urge them to correct mistakes, fulfill their obligations to the developing countries in an earnest way, and stay away from activities that hinder the cooperation in coping with climate change by the international community.