Friday, June 01, 2007

China complicit in Darfur tragedy

Toronto Star Editorial, June 1, 2007 - The principal obstacle to prompt, forceful international intervention is China, which buys oil from Sudan, sells arms to Sudan, and routinely keeps the UN Security Council from approving any effective measures.

This is the same China to which the world gave the 2008 Olympics, in the smug belief that greater exposure to the world would improve the Chinese government's policies on human rights, both at home and abroad. There's a mountain of evidence there has been no domestic improvement, and a mountain of corpses in Darfur tells us all we need to know about the priority Beijing puts on human rights elsewhere. (more)

OLYMPIC WATCH: Human Rights in China and Beijing 2008

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