The Chinese government outlined plans to cut steel capacity by at least half - in part to combat the factory smog enveloping urban areas. But a report commissoned by Greenpeace details just how far away China is from that goal.
Plans to rapidly cut coal use in China halted after households were left without heat. But air quality appears to have improved despite the setback.
At a G20 steel summit in Berlin, the world's largest steel-producing countries have agreed to dismantle market-distorting subsidies. But deep division remained between China and the US over how to do that.
As Trump's America takes a back seat over climate action, China is expected to take on a lead role in shaping global policies to tackle carbon emissions and promote renewables. Beijing's climate record, though, is mixed.
Representatives of the 164 WTO member countries are in Buenos Aires for their biennial meeting. The odds of a breakthrough look grim against the backdrop of Donald Trump's 'America First' policy and discord over China.
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