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Will China use climate change as a bargaining chip?

Beijing shows signs of changing tactics ahead of COP26 conference

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Steam billows out of chimneys of a coal-fired power plant in Hangzhou on July 16: 2021 is expected to mark China's all-time high consumption of coal.   © FeatureChinaAP

Alicia Garcia Herrero and Simone Tagliapietra are both senior research fellows at Bruegel, a Brussels-based think tank.

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