China, U.S. Leaders Hold Telephone Call on Paris Climate Accord

BEIJING (Reuters) -
Chinese President Xi Jinping REUTERS/Jason lee (Newscom TagID: rtrlseven267918.jpg) [Photo via Newscom]
Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Reuters/Jason Lee)

China’s President Xi Jinping spoke with U.S. President Barack Obama by telephone on Monday about a global climate change accord reached in Paris at the weekend, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

Xi expressed eagerness to work with the United States on the implementation of the landmark agreement, which set the course for a historic transformation of the world’s fossil fuel-driven economy within decades in a bid to arrest global warming.