'California is committed to stopping the greatest existential threat our planet has ever known': Newsom travels to China, discusses climate change with Chinese leaders

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), an outspoken proponent of climate alarmism who is currently visiting China, met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and other Chinese officials to discuss climate and other issues.

In a post on X, Newsom claimed that there is a “climate crisis” which is “the greatest existential threat” earth has ever encountered.

“California and China are two of the world’s largest economies. The reality is, we cannot solve the climate crisis without working together. Despite our major differences, California is committed to stopping the greatest existential threat our planet has ever known,” Newsom’s tweet reads.

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The Democratic governor was re-elected last year after surviving a recall election in 2021.

“Governor Newsom met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and other high-level Chinese officials to discuss climate action, economic development, cultural exchange, human rights concerns, and democracy,” a press release states.

“Throughout his meetings, Governor Newsom discussed how California and China can continue working together to advance climate action, promote economic development and tourism, and strengthen cultural ties. The Governor reiterated California’s commitment to serving as a reliable partner on the climate crisis, and how critical China remains in the world’s efforts to reduce pollution,” the press release reads.

“The Governor and his Chinese counterparts touched on a variety of human rights issues including Hong Kong, Tibet, Xinjiang and Taiwan, as well as David Lin, a California pastor who has been imprisoned in China since 2006,” the press release states. “The Governor also discussed the high-priority issue of the fentanyl crisis and China’s role in combating the transnational shipping of precursor chemicals.”

Newsom visited Israel before heading to China.

The Golden State governor is slated to debate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis next month. DeSantis is currently running in the Republican presidential primary.

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