US and China Announce Deal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

President Obama calls deal a major milestone in diplomatic relations between the two nations.
1:22 | 11/12/14

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Transcript for US and China Announce Deal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
We begin with the big news overnight from president Obama's visit to chin. The U.S. And China announcing a deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. President Obama calling it a major milestone. But not everything went so smoothly at a news conference Jim was there. Reporter: And it was a toast to the landmark global warming agreement, but nearly overshadowed by a diplomatic snafu in front of the world press. We have agreed to take a question from the press. Reporter: After weeks of trying, the U.S. Got China to hold a rare news conference with one question from the press. Choosing "The New York times" that's been battling with China. And the times reporter pulled no punches, confronting president xi. But he did not immediately answer. Turning to the Chinese press without acknowledging the American question. Reporters were stunned, as was Obama who looked at the press corp. With a shrug that seemed to say, what am I going to do? After several minutes much to the relief of president Obama and his AIDS, he answered. Saying the United States needs to stay out of the Hong Kong situation, and the New York times, he said, causes its own problems by not following Chinese law.

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