China airlines refuse to pay EU carbon chargeAFP
Jan. 05, 2012
'These People Are Waging War On Us!' Tommy Robinson Schools Reporter At Scene Of London Terror Attack
Anti-Trump Jewish Man Arrested For Spray-Painting Swastikas On Own Home
Erdogan Threatens Europeans: You 'Will Not Walk Safely On The Streets'
Transgender 'Woman' Wins Weightlifting Title, Breaks Records
Rand Paul: 'Somebody Was Spying On The Trump Campaign,' Flynn 'Lost His Job' Because Of It
Chinese airlines will not pay a charge on carbon emissions imposed by the European Union from January 1, a national aviation industry group said Thursday.
The cap-and-trade scheme, which has angered the US and Chinese governments and airlines worldwide, came into force on Sunday after the European Union's highest court rejected a challenge brought by US carriers last month.
"China, of course, will not cooperate with the European Union on the ETS (emissions trading scheme)," said Chai Haibo, deputy secretary-general of the China Air Transport Association, which represents the country's airlines.
"The CATA, on behalf of Chinese airlines, is strongly against the EU's improper practice of unilaterally forcing international airlines into its ETS," Chai said from Beijing, where the group is based.