BEIJING, Mar 13 (GCTL) - China's civil aviation enterprises sternly oppose the European Union's inclusion of China's aviation industry into its carbon emission trading scheme, which is not in line with international regulations, a lawmaker said.
The EU's unilateral move to tax airlines for their carbon emissions runs against the principles of fairness maintained by international civil aviation organizations, said Ren Jidong, deputy general manager of China Southern Airlines Co., Ltd.
Ren, a deputy to the National People's Congress, the country's top legislature, said the EU's decision could cost China's aviation enterprises billions of yuan.
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