China and the European Union have reaffirmed their commitment to a landmark climate change agreement; a day after President Donald Trump said he was pulling the United States out of the Paris accord.

Speaking to European business leaders alongside EU Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels said EU-China ties are underpinned by "a rules-based international system."

Juncker said Brussels and Beijing believe in "the full implementation, without nuances, of the Paris climate agreement," , and underlined that there can be "no backsliding."

In Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted that the U.S. withdrawal won't prevent the rest of the world from pressing ahead with efforts to curb global warming.

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