[quote]BEIJING, Jan. 12 – The U.S. special envoy to Sudan said Friday that China has pushed the Sudanese government recently to help resolve the bloody Darfur conflict and ease the plight of the region’s nearly 3 million refugees.
The Chinese intervention marked a shift from past policy under which Beijing seemed reluctant to use its influence in Sudan, according to the envoy, Andrew S. Natsios. “I think they’re engaging much more aggressively,” Natsios said at a news briefing after four days of talks here with Chinese officials.
President Hu Jintao announced during a Chinese-African summit conference last November that he had urged the Sudanese president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, to work with U.N. and other envoys to end the fighting, Natsios recalled. In addition, he said, China’s U.N. ambassador, Wang Guangya, was critical to securing Sudan’s participation in a recent international accord aimed at replacing a flagging African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur with a larger U.N. contingent.[/quote]
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Money talks. China is bleeding a lot of money/oil/natural resources out of Africa and helping prop up a few governments with their “trade.” I really hope they step up soon and put some serious pressure on The Sudanese government to stop the massacres.
This can only help their face in the years/months before the Olympics.
A little history:
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