China 'bans' airlines from joining EU carbon scheme

Beijing has banned Chinese airlines from taking part in the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), aimed at cutting carbon emissions.

The move came just weeks after the China Air Transport Association said its members did not support the ETS.

The scheme implemented levies a charge on flights in EU airspace based on carbon emissions, but China claims it is an unfair tax.

Brian Milligan reports.

BBC News