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China’s Ministry of Ecology criticizes EU plans

China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment has criticized the EU’s proposed carbon border tax as an obstacle to global economic growth. Moreover, the European Union is expanding climate issues into trade, which violates international principles, ministry spokesman Liu Youbin said, according to a report by Reuters. The EU Commission had unveiled the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) plan in mid-July (as China.Table reported). Even back then, opposition from Beijing was expected, as Chinese representatives in Brussels and President Xi Jinping had already spoken out against the border tax in the past.

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