'Benefit to one means benefit to all' as China shares aid for climate crisis
China will strive to bid for more financial support from developed states to nations in the Global South amid the climate crisis. Instead of sharing the support gained, China will aid other developing economies in funds and technology to help them beef up their capability to tackle global warming. Xie Zhenhua, China's special envoy for climate change, made the remarks in a side event themed South-South climate cooperation at the China pavilion on the sidelines of the COP28 United Nations climate change conference. For China and members of the Group of 77, benefit to one means benefit to all, whereas harm to one means harm to all, he said. "We all directly fall victims to climate change. We should speak with one voice," he stressed. He said developing nations need financial and technological supports to enhance their capabilities for climate mitigation and adaptation, which are equally important. "Now, we need to make the pie (financial support) bigger. After that, we should designate the money to the most fragile nations, our most fragile brothers, to help them improve their capabilities," he said. China will not compete with small island states, the least developed countries and African nations for financial support, Xie emphasized. Instead, China will offer other developing nations funds and technology via South-South cooperation to help them strengthen capabilities to cope with climate change, he said. For years, China has made efforts to help nations in the Global South beef up their capabilities on early warnings, which concerns people's lives, he said. To date, China has offered training programs for over 2,400 officials and technicians from over 100 nations to help them enhance capabilities on climate adaptation and mitigation, he said. "We have done many things, and we are willing to further enhance our cooperation (with other developing nations) on this regard," he said.