China, US to set up joint working group on climate change — report | Asia| An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW | 20.03.2021

Despite media reports that little progress was made during the two-days of dialogue in the Alaskan city of Anchorage, which ended Friday, China’s official Xinhua news agency said Beijing and Washington had decided to set up a working group on climate change.

The agency did not provide any details on the initiative, other than saying both China and the United States are committed to enhancing communication and cooperation.

The talks were the first face-to-face meeting between senior US officials and their Chinese counterparts since President Joe Biden took office earlier this year. They opened with tense and extended exchanges over human rights in front of television cameras, before the officials retreated behind closed doors.

Source: China, US to set up joint working group on climate change — report | Asia| An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW | 20.03.2021