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The other China that wants to lead on climate change

Monday 6 Nov 17 10:00am

By PATTRICK SMELLIE | As international delegations descend on Bonn for the November 6-17 annual global climate change summit, spare a thought for the other country that calls itself China but, instead of claiming a leadership­ position in the global debate, is shut out on the sidelines.

Taiwan, otherwise known as the Republic of China, has this problem in almost every international forum; it cannot belong to the United Nations, the World Health Organisation and many others, let alone the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC.

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