Daily Nexus (UCA)Published Friday, April 27, 2007 - Excerpt: Sudan is China’s largest supplier of oil. As China’s economy grows, so does its need for oil. As a result, the country must import from remote areas of the world to get that oil, and do things that would be considered unethical, like supply a fighting force in Sudan with the necessary weapons to protect the oil fields, and slaughter at least 400,000 people and displace 2 million others. Yes, China is directly funding the Sudanese Janjaweed and the genocide that takes place in the Darfur region.
Of course, the Chinese have done much more than just fund this genocide. They have taken every effort to sway the United Nations into not declaring the crisis in Darfur a genocide. They have prevented efforts to send a United Nations force, and they have assured Sudan that such a force will not enter their country. As one of the five members of the U.N. Security Council, China has the ability to veto any bill that could make a difference in Sudan. As for the United States, our influence in Sudan has been limited because of China. We have not been able to facilitate a peace agreement. (more)