China’s role in many fields such as climate change, finance, infrastructure and development, and in regions outside of the mainland, are also growing rapidly, while a long-term vision for its political, social and economic footprint is yet to be formed. The paper reviewed China’s climate change policies and actions in 2012—the second year of the 12th Five Year Plan.
Around the world, people are increasingly aware of climate change, which is not only a common environmental problem the international community has to face, but also a political and economic issue on which different nations need to cooperate to reach joint solutions.
In late 2012, the U.S. and the EU launched “anti-dumping” and “anti-subsidy” investigations into solar productions imported from China. The continuous investigations have intensified the trade disputes regarding renewable energy between China and related countries.