just_loquacious (just_loquacious) wrote in darfur_crisis,

China: Exploiting or helping Darfur?

Interesting article at the BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7111206.stm), it seems that China has sent 135 engineers, part of the UN mandate for 26 000 peacekeepers to be deployed in Darfur, and the rebels want them out of the country. Personally I can’t blame them.

"We oppose them coming because China is not interested in human rights. It is just interested in Sudan's resources," he said.

"We are calling on them to quit Sudan, especially the petroleum areas."

 I think these two quotes from the BBC say it all. It’s known that China is purely interested in Darfur’s oil and for it they have been proving funding which has been going towards the genocide occurring in Darfur.  Moreover, this is purely a front by the Chinese in hoping to help their reputation with the Beijing Winter Olympics coming up. Leader of the rebels, Khalil Ibrahim, says he is not sure if he will attack the rebels or not, but his quote sums this whole situation up the best,

“What I am saying is that they are taking our oil for blood."

Personally, I 100% agree.

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