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Carbon: China hopes peak will come 'as early as possible'

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China hopes its emissions of greenhouse gases will peak "as early as possible" but its experts differ as to when it will happen, its chief negotiator at UN climate talks said Thursday. 

Chinese tourists wearing facemasks during a visit to Tiananmen Square as heavy air pollution continues to shroud Beijing, on February 26, 2014

Speaking to journalists at the latest round of negotiations, Xie Zhenhua, vice chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, said China was working hard to boost its energy efficiency and expand the role of cleaner renewable sources.

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