31 May '17, 4pm

Trump's loss is Li's gain as Berlin rolls out red carpet for China's PM

BERLIN: China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang arrived in Berlin on Wednesday at the start of a European tour, poised to jump into the global climate change leadership gap left by U.S. President Donald Trump's impending withdrawal from the Paris climate pact. China's number two official was received with military honours at Chancellor Angela Merkel's office, becoming the second leader of a rising Asian giant to visit in as many days after India's Narendra Modi. The flurry of visits come as concern grows in traditionally Atlanticist Germany at Trump's forthcoming announcement on the Paris Climate Accord, designed to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions scientists blame for rising sea levels and droughts. One source briefed on the decision said Trump would pull out of the pact. At the G7 summit of wealthy nations this weekend, European and Canadian officials warned Trump that the ...

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