China and Darfur: A Dysnfunctional Connection


“The U.S. and the international community have sought to secure the cooperation of China to use its political, economic and diplomatic influence on the government of Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir to end the conflict in Darfur, which has resulted in the deaths of as many as 400,000 people and an estimated 2.5 million persons displaced to refugee camps. China’s relationship with Sudan includes close and comprehensive bilateral economic, political and military ties, as well as diplomatic support in multilateral institutions such as the United Nations.”

Sometimes you learn things that are just depressing – this is one of those things. I’m shocked and dismayed that China is attached at the hip with the people involved in the Darfur genocides. Some important people are trying to get them to stop, but ultimately it seems profit is their only motive. Lots more info about this here.