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MIA ... but it doesn't mean China's not interested

Monday 29 Sep 14 1:00pm

By ALEX LO.- There were a few notable absentees among the more than 120 world leaders gathered in New York for last week's United Nations Climate Summit - and perhaps most notable of all was the head of the world’s highest-emitting nation, China’s President Xi Jinping.

Others who could make a difference also sent their apologies, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. India and Russia are the third- and fourth-largest emitters, respectively, whereas Canada and Australia have some of the world’s highest per capita emissions.

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