Power Play Podcast: Politics now hampering US-China climate cooperation

Power Play Ep 5: Politics now hampering US-China climate cooperation

10:03 mins

Synopsis: On the third Friday of every month, The Straits Times examines various facets of the US-China rivalry and its implications for Asia. 

Join Charissa Yong and Danson Cheong – ST’s US and China correspondents respectively based in Washington DC and Beijing – as they chat about the following:

1. US’ special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry facing icy reception at Tianjin (0:32)

2. China’s mistrust due to America over-promising and under-delivering (2:37)

3. Why US-China climate cooperation is like an ‘oasis’ surrounded by a desert (5:40)

4. Cooperation seems unlikely at the UN COP26 climate summit in November (7:17)

5. China’s plans to build another 200 gigawatts of coal power would affect the world’s climate efforts severely (8:20) 

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Produced by: Charissa Yong ([email protected]), Danson Cheong ([email protected]), Hadyu Rahim & Fa’izah Sani

Edited by: Dan Koh

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