Asia Pacific Missing in action at UN climate summit: world's top polluter

Chinese President Xi Jinping will not be among 120 world leaders meeting in New York today for a climate summit. China says it's doing more to tackle climate change than it gets credit for.

By , Staff Writer

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As 120 world leaders meet today in New York for a climate summit, there will be one notable absentee: the leader of the country that emits more carbon dioxide than any other and whose emissions are rising faster than any others.