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China and Sudan

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 31, 2011


From The Beijing Consensus- (Stefan Halper)

Months later, the Chinese government publically condemned the indictment of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Meanwhile, behind the wall of Chinese rhetoric, a team of investigators from the BBC News program Panorama released a damning report that documented persistent and recent evidence that Beijing had grossly violated the UN arms embargo against Khartoum. The Panorama team found Chinese army trucks in Darfur; Chinese A5 Fan-tan fighter jets being used to strafe civilians by Chinese-trained Sudanese pilots; and artillery pieces and anti-aircraft guns being used to destroy civilian houses, with up-to-date factory codes, model numbers, and registration numbers that led straight to Chinese factories. It comes as no surprise that the Chinese government declined to comment on the BBC’s findings.23

3 Responses to “China and Sudan”

  1. gowron said

    Here’s to the success of South Sudan, and eventual Darfur. Let Democracy reign.

  2. MyLaowai said

    One incident that was hushed up, was the use of Chinese cargo aircraft, painted to resemble U.N. aircraft (white paint, insignia, etc), to deliver illegal weapons to Sudanese government troops and militia.

    It was hushed up, because if this had become widely publicized, the semi-immunity that the U.N. has when operating relief and aid missions would have evaporated: U.N. aircraft would have become instant targets for every guy with a 12.7mm or Strella.

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