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US climate envoy John Kerry ends China trip with little to show

The window of opportunity is narrowing for climate cooperation between China and the United States, observers and environmentalists have warned, after a visit by Joe Biden’s special climate envoy appears to have yielded little result.

John Kerry wrapped up his visit to Shanghai on Saturday after spending the past two days in closed-door talks with his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhu as the US sought China’s cooperation ahead of the US President’s climate summit next week.

The former secretary of state is the first senior figure in the Biden administration to visit China and the trip has been seen by many as a rare opportunity for the world’s top two carbon emitters to demonstrate they could still work together despite their escalating rivalry.

But neither side appeared to be keen to promote the closely watched trip with no public statement so far giving details of the visit or what has been discussed or achieved.

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