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China's green hydrogen fuel plants building paves way for more sustainable future: UN official

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China's green hydrogen fuel plants building paves way for more sustainable future: UN official

2024-05-24 13:02 Last Updated At:13:37

China's progress in developing green hydrogen fuel plants is paving the way for a more sustainable future, said Kanni Wignaraja, Assistant United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Secretary-General, Assistant UNDP Administrator and director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific in Beijing on Wednesday, which is the 2024 International Day for Biodiversity.

Wignaraja arrived in China on May 19 for a five-day visit, during which she visited several cities in east China including Changshu and Suzhou. During her stay, she spoke with China Global Television Network (CGTN) about the relationship between humans and nature, and shared her insights on the development of China's green hydrogen fuel plants.

"The serenity of nature is part of that peacefulness. Just think when you feel anxious, just walk in a forest, sitting by the sea and listening to the waves, right? Watching the sunset or the sunrise, just think what individually it does to you. Now, just think what it can do for the world as a whole. So, why would we be destroying nature and all the species that actually have given us life. So, I think we have to sit back, and this is an amazing day that gives us a moment to reflect," she said.

While Wignaraja was in Changshu City, she observed operation of the local hydrogen fuel cell plant and the industrial chain. She emphasized the potential of the relevant technology to upgrade various industries, noting that China's efforts in promoting green development could be replicated globally.

"In Changshu, we saw the hydrogen fuel cell plant, the parts that make up for this and the whole chain. We saw refueling stations. We saw what the potential can be for other industries. We look back at history and it's a short history -- 20, 25 years -- but it helps you look forward and you say, my goodness, this truly can change the world, not only China. But, China for us is an amazing, very large demonstration project. If you can do it here and perfect the technology and the applications, this you can use anywhere," she said.

China's green hydrogen fuel plants building paves way for more sustainable future: UN official

China's green hydrogen fuel plants building paves way for more sustainable future: UN official

A Chinese defense spokesperson Friday said China will take all necessary countermeasures against the Philippines' dangerous and escalating acts.

Zhang Xiaogang, spokesperson for the Ministry of National Defense, made the remarks when responding to a media question about the recent moves by the Philippine side in areas of Ren'ai Jiao (Reef) and Xianbin Jiao.

"Nansha Qundao (Nansha Islands), including Ren'ai Jiao and Xianbin Jiao, is inherent territory of China, and it is legitimate and reasonable for the Chinese side to carry out law enforcement activities in waters under its jurisdiction. China has repeatedly made clear its principled position on this. In fact, the Philippine side broke its promises on the Ren'ai Jiao issue, played with fire and made provocations to escalate tension. Such behavior is like a thief crying 'stop thief'. It has even cooked up and spread disinformation about Xianbin Jiao in an attempt to cover up its infringements and provocations. Such behavior fully shows that the Philippine side is undoubtedly the one that undermines peace and creates instability. The Chinese side has remained highly vigilant and will continue to take all necessary countermeasures against the dangerous and escalating acts of the Philippine side," said the spokesperson.

China vows to take resolute countermeasures against Philippines' dangerous acts: spokesman

China vows to take resolute countermeasures against Philippines' dangerous acts: spokesman

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