China pledges $233 million to global biodiversity fund

By Poornima WEERASEKARA and Laure FILLON

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$233 million? Peanuts.

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Missing at least 2 zeros, China.

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For the worlds benefit or to exploit their natural resources?

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Assuming it will even exist in the first place. . . Their fund . . . Spent any time they want . . . For anything they want. With absolutely NO one in-country (like a responsible journalist) to hold them to . . . Anything?

Why is this even a story?

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Well this is certainly a great leap forward

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We will pay, so please turn a blind eye when we continue burning coal and poach endangered species.

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Same goes for US.. lol

Hmmm….Japan, Germany, South Korea seem to be doing well, now is Africa doing with the influx of Chinese, you think they’ll completely rebuild the Taliban and Afghan economy?

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Beijing . . . has sought to play a more prominent role internationally on biodiversity conservation in recent years.

KInd of ironic, isn't it? Acting all high and mighty. 'We are all in for biodiversity.' Ooh! Money!

All the while acting like a twisted love-match between a gargoyle and a dalek when it comes to Taiwan and almost every country in your time zone!

Oops, sorry! I forgot . . . you are the victim, aren't you? Well, bricks in the wall, just carry on, then!

Repeat after me: 'We are all in for biodiversity.' Louder and in synch this time!

You! Yes, you! Behind the bike sheds, stand still, laddy!

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This is going right into the pockets of leaders in resource rich "developing countries." Places where people can't even build a hut or grow plants, but there are plenty of mineral rights to be exploited.

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... while destroying reefs at the West Philippine Sea (aka South China Sea)...

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He thinks he can appeal to the lefties in our own countries with this mush. Not a chance XI. Not fooling a soul mate.

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They'll promote biodiversity by finding different species of fish to send their global fishing fleet after since they have so grossly overfished the current popular species most like to eat. Spread the over consumption around. Or maybe they will overfish Africa so they can make fish meal to feed farmed fish, not thinking about the fact that the tonnage of fish they take to make fishmeal feed for farmed fish is greater than the tonnage of fish the fish farms produce. It's like taking a large fortune to make a small fortune.

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Desert* yep, saviors of the planet.

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He thinks he can appeal to the lefties in our own countries with this mush.

Nope. None of this is for domestic consumption. It is aimed at cultivating allies among the less developed nations and any developed nations foolish enough to believe him. The "lefties" as you disparagingly refer to them in the US and most western countries don't trust anything Xi Jinping ( Baby Ping-Ping) says. The genocide of the Uyghurs and to a lesser extent that of the Tibetans combined with the repression of Hong Kong has turned most western liberals strongly against China.

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The thing is that China is capable of these global soft power gestures, while the Imperium is no longer capable of them. And the more of them it makes,

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