China has had the highest greenhouse gas output in the world since 2004 (in terms of total emissions) and this trend is set to continue if its economy continues to grow without fully committing to decarbonisation. The Chinese President Xi Jinping took everyone by surprise in September 2020 when he announced that China would reach net zero emissions by 2060. Climate experts were therefore eager for the unveiling of China's latest five-year plan in March 2021 to see how the country would action its commitment to net zero. The plan has been met with disappointment since its unveiling, as many have said it does not go far enough, highlighting that China's emissions intensity target is the same as the one outlined in the previous five-year plan. China could however still decide to lead the way for emerging markets such as India to carbon neutrality outside of its five-year plan and it will be interesting to see what China does in the coming months before COP26.