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Sunday, March 3, 2013

China should and should not have a carbon price

Tony Abbott: China should NOT have a carbon tax

Wednesday, 30 May 2012
"The only way our country's wealth can survive the carbon tax is if other countries don't do what we're doing. If China and India took the same attitude to coal and gas that we are taking, our export industries would be in diabolical trouble...".
Tony Abbott's chief of staff, Peta Credlin
Tony Abbott's chief of staff, Peta Credlin 

Pan Yue: China’s Green Debt

November 28, 2006
Pan Yue in 2006 was Vice-minister of China's State Environmental Protection Administration.

China’s economy is dominated by resource-hungry and inefficient polluters, such as coal and mineral mines, ...
Although China has signed the Kyoto Protocol and some 50 other international environmental accords, we do little to honor them. If we are not serious about upgrading our industrial structure, we will fail when it comes time to fulfill our commitments to cut emissions.

Stephen McDonell: China opens annual parliament session

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

MARK COLVIN: Now to the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
The National People's Congress is a largely ceremonial affair to ratify decisions already taken by the Communist Party. But these days China's leaders use it to indicate their intentions to a home audience.

WEN JIABAO: In response to people's expectations of having a good living environment, we should greatly strengthen ecological and environmental protection. ...

We should reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. We should adopt effective measures to prevent and control pollution and change the way we work and live.

Tony Abbott: China should have a carbon tax

Thursday, 14 June 2012
"Of course, their competitors overseas, especially in China, do not pay the carbon tax which is why the carbon tax is like a reverse tariff...".