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US officials have welcomed China's announcement to stop building coal-burning power plants abroad, but stress that much remains to be done to overcome the climate-change crisis, The Washington Post reported.

According to a senior US State Department representative, Beijing's aforesaid decision is an investment in the fight against the climate-change crisis, and this decision is welcomed in Washington.

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced on Tuesday that China will no longer participate in projects to build new coal-burning power plants abroad—and so as to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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