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China Will No Longer Build Coal Power Plants Overseas, Xi Tells UN

Chinese president Xi Jinping virtually addresses the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly on September 21, 2021 in New York. Mary Altaffer / POOL / AFP

China’s long history of building coal-fired power plants in developing countries around the world is now over, said President Xi Jinping in a short, 15-minute video address to the United Nations General Assembly.

“China will step up support for other developing countries in developing green and low carbon energy and will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad,” the President said from Beijing on Tuesday.

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