African roots of the Chinese – Youtube Video

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  1. Sino-Sudanese relations Map indicating locations of Sudan and China

    Sudan
    China

    People’s Republic of China–Sudan relations refers to the bilateral relations between the People’s Republic of China and Sudan. The People’s Republic of China is Sudan’s biggest trade partner. China imports oil from Sudan, and Sudan imports low cost items as well as armaments from China. China and Sudan enjoy a very robust and productive relationship in the fields of diplomacy, economic trade, and political strategism. The two nations established diplomatic relations on January 4, 1959 and have since become strongly close global allies.

  2. Human rights organizations have criticized China for its supportive relationship with the government of Sudan, which they accuse of arming militias in the tribal War in Darfur.[1][2] China is Sudan’s largest economic partner, with a 40% share in Sudanese oil projects.[3] China also sold Sudan small arms,[4] but since 2005, the United Nations has imposed an arms embargo on the Sudanese government because of the War in Darfur. In July 2008, a BBC news report claimed to have found evidence of China–Sudan trade in violation of the report.[5] SIPRI reports that only 8 percent of Sudanese arms are Chinese, and that Russian arms actually make up the majority, at 87 percent. Russia is the major weapons supplier to Sudan.[6]

    Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has sought the assistance of numerous non western countries after the West, lead by America, imposed sanctions against him, he said- “From the first day, our policy was clear: To look eastward, toward China, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Russia, and even Korea and Japan, even if the Western influence upon some [of these] countries is strong. We believe that the Chinese expansion was natural because it filled the space left by Western governments, the United States, and international funding agencies. The success of the Sudanese experiment in dealing with China without political conditions or pressures encouraged other African countries to look toward China.”[7]
    Non Interference

  3. Southern Sudanese hip-hop star Emmanuel Jal noted that China was seen positively by Sudanese and Africans due to its non interference policy, only doing business, saying- “The Chinese don’t influence our politics, They don’t comment on it, and what they want, they pay for — sometimes double the amount. This tends to make all Africans happy — from the dictators to the democrats, There isn’t a party in Africa that doesn’t like them. Even if you’re a rebel movement and you say to them you can secure gold, the Chinese will simply say they want to buy it. The only foreign policy advice I heard from China was when they said to Sudan, ‘Don’t go back to war.’ That’s all they said. They didn’t push anything else.”

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