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It is high time for China to cross the climate bridge

Decarbonization does not have to contradict economic stability

| China
Xi Jinping, center, visits a coal yard in Shanxi Province on Jan. 27: Coal is holding China back from progress.   © Xinhua/AP

Cory Combs is a senior analyst at policy research consultancy Trivium China in Beijing.

Beijing has the plans and political commitments it needs to make China a global climate leader. But plans and commitments do not mean much if risk-averse economic planners fail to follow through on them.

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