Frontpage words - Dec 18, 2009

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Wen in late push for climate accord

by Shi Jiangtao in Beijing and Agencies in Copenhagen
SCMP, page A1 & A11 December 18, 2009


1. ... UN talks falling far behind schedule to seal an operational deal
- finalise -

2. ... which has provided formidable political backing
- impressive, powerful political support -

... for Beijing's wrangling with rich nations over the years
- bargaining -

3. Despite glaring gaps between rich and poor nations
- obvious -

4. dialogue and co-operation that did not infringe on China's sovereignty
- invade, violate China's territorial integrity -

6. ... would in reality and in fact be tantamount to obstructing the process
- as good as, equivalent to blocking -

7. Kevin Rudd, who has been trying to broker an agreement between rich and poor nations
- negociate -

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