How China became the world’s biggest climate sinner – economy

By Michael Bauchmüller and Christoph Giesen, Beijing / Berlin

The leaves glow so yellow and alluring that in hardly any other place in Beijing. Over and over again, people stop, take a break, pull out their cellphones and take a selfie in front of the radiant autumnal ginkos. In the photos you can see the beautiful, but also the ugly: Almost 30 floors, a monster made of concrete and glass stretches out behind the trees. The building is just as secure as the Chinese Foreign Ministry across the street, barriers in the aisles and men in uniform denying anyone who wants to enter the headquarters of the oil and petrochemical company Sinopec, presumably. dirtiest society in the world.

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