Xi Jinping to Attend Opening Ceremony on Climate Change in Paris
President Xi Jinping will be attending the opening ceremony for the climate conference in Paris, through the invitation of the French president Francois Hollande and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius who will be presiding over the conference. President Jinping and hi US counterpart President Obama will the meet on the first day of the two week Paris climate talks in which the two leaders will discuss environmental issues.
From Paris, Xi will do a State visit to Zimbabwe on December 1 and 2 at the invitation of Zinbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Then through an invitation of South African President Jacob Zuma, Xi will also do a state visit to South Africa on December 2 to 5 were Xi will have the privilege of chairing the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Johannesburg. China called for the climate change conference to be realistic on the different capabilities and responsibilities of develop and developing countries.
China hopes that the gathering of leaders will stick to the principles that are outlined in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The principles of equity that is common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities must be highlighted as its being reflected that developing countries made a greater historical contribution to the climate change. Experts hope that the conference will push for more concrete actions from developed countries that are also expected to honor their commitments in offering financing and technology to developing countries.