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China's clean energy drive will create investment opportunities

Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli has pledged that firm action would be taken on pollution, including efforts to see emissions peak 'as early as possible'.

THE recent UN summit on climate change saw the emergence of an unlikely champion for alternative energy - China, the world's manufacturing powerhouse. The country has introduced measures to cut CO2 emissions and plans to step up investment in natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency.