China has led worldwide calls to keep up the fight against global warming, hours before U.S. president Donald Trump announces whether he will pull out of the Paris climate accord.
The EU and China in Brussels are to call on all parties to uphold the Paris agreement because climate change is a "national security issue and multiplying factor of social and political fragility, and constitutes a root cause for instability", according to the draft statement.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters Thursday that climate change is a "global challenge" no country can ignore.
The flurry of visits come as concern grows in traditionally Atlanticist Germany at Trump's forthcoming announcement on the Paris Climate Accord, created to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions scientists blame for rising sea levels and droughts.
Yesterday, world leaders affirmed their commitment to combating climate change.
And Miguel Arias Canete, the European commissioner who has led climate talks with Beijing, said of the Paris accord: "No one should be left behind, but the EU and China have chose to move forward".
Johnson told Sky News that Britain still wants the U.S.to take the lead in fighting climate change and called on individual USA states to keep making progress on that front.
She said her country will implement the "Industrial 4.0" strategy's combination with China's "Made In China 2025" blueprint, and expand cooperation with China under the framework of the G20.
The deal commits the countries to cut carbon emission.
"European investment in China is simply being held back", the EU report said.
Li makes an official visit to Germany for the annual meeting between the two heads of government, a mechanism established in 2004, and as part of his three-day tour of Europe, the Chinese Prime Minister will also travel to Belgium.
Other European leaders issued more explicit appeals to the US government not to abandon worldwide measures against climate change. "We see it as our responsibility to strengthen our partnership in many fields and to work for a rules-based world order", she said.
Mr Peter Kiernan, lead analyst for energy issues at the Economist Intelligence Unit told TODAY that if the U.S. withdraws from the landmark climate pact, it "stands to be left behind somewhat as other major economies, such as Europe, China and India, press ahead with the transition towards cleaner energy systems".