Beijing announced its participation in Friday’s meeting with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron to prepare for the summit organized by the White House on April 22, even if the American John Kerry (John Kerry) The same is true in Shanghai.
Once it was not the norm, one of the guests (in this case, China) announced on Thursday, April 15 that President Xi Jinping would participate in the event via a video link the next day. “At the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron, the Sino-French German Leaders Climate Summit will be held.”
At the same time, it was announced that Joe Biden’s climate representative, John Kerry, will be preparing for the climate summit to be held from April 22 to 23 in Shanghai and the White House together with Chinese Foreign Minister Xie Zhenhua. The “Tripartite Summit” was interpreted as a bad approach to Joe Biden.
However, from a European perspective, it is certain that this is not the case, and this meeting was only restricted by Elysee as a “video meeting” and was part of the meeting. “Climate sequence” Diplomatic plans between the major players on this issue have been planned for several weeks. However, Beijing has not yet announced this news.
“For China, please openly accept interviews with Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel [la chancelière allemande], A week before the climate summit convened by Joe Biden, there was fierce competition between the United States and the European Union over climate leadership issues. Jennifer Tollmann, an expert at European think tank E3G, said he specializes in climate diplomacy. This allows Beijing to demonstrate internally that it is not affected by American pressure. “ To Dimitri de Boer, head of the China office of ClientEarth, an environmental NGO, Xi Jinping would like to reiterate that China’s relationship with the EU in terms of climate and environment is stronger and more important than its relationship with the United States. “.
“It’s not because the United States returned to the game that France and the European Union were obliterated. The purpose of this is to show that we are as always present and motivated in climate ambitions,”, It is said that in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there is definitely a “Good cooperation with Americans” with “No competition”.European source In addition, John Kerry argued that he had met with all European commissioners in Brussels before going to Shanghai before going to Shanghai. As a result, Europeans and Americans stalled before the Shanghai meeting and the Franco-German-Han meeting on Friday.