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China springs a carbon surprise

A clean break: Mr Zhang, seen here bowing to UN chief Ban Ki-moon after speaking at the Sept 23 Climate Summit, promised low levels of Chinese emissions after 2020.

AHEAD of a major Parisian meeting in about 12 months' time, Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli startled a United Nations meeting by promising huge reductions in Chinese pollution. Over the next year we will see and hear more media discussion about global pollution levels as we approach a new milestone