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US must turn China's environmental destruction to its advantage

Regrettably, the Trump administration views environmental protection as a weakness

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A screen shows Xi Jinping at a press conference after the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing in April 2019: Xi knows that China is vulnerable on environmental issues.   © AP

Jonathan E. Hillman is a senior fellow and director of the Reconnecting Asia Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. He is author of just published "The Emperor's New Road: China and the Project of the Century."

Chinese President Xi Jinping surprised the world in late September by announcing that China would become carbon neutral by 2060.

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