- The Washington Times - Monday, March 16, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) - China wants to unload some of its emissions of heat-trapping gases onto the U.S. and other importers of its products.

A top Chinese official in Washington to meet with members of the Obama administration said Monday that countries importing goods from China should be responsible for cutting the greenhouse gases generated by their production.

Li Gao, China’s chief climate negotiator, said China wants to put responsibility for dealing with these emissions on more developed countries as part of any new international agreement to curb emissions blamed for global warming.

China has surpassed the U.S. as the largest emitter of greenhouse gases. But 15-25 percent of its emissions come as a result of manufacturing goods for export, Gao said.

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