"The view of China in the U.S. Congress — that China is going to try to leapfrog us by out-polluting us — is out of date," columnist Thomas Friedman wrote. "It's going to try to out-green us. Right now, China is focused on low-cost manufacturing of solar, wind and batteries and building the world's biggest market for these products." Friedman warned that in addition to buying toys from China, "you will buy your next electric car, solar panels, batteries and energy-efficiency software from China."
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