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  • Brazil oil auction: Lone bid wins exploration rights

    10/22/2013 5:48:28 PM PDT · by haffast · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 21 October 2013 Last updated at 17:01 ET | BBC
    The rights to explore Brazil's biggest oilfield have been won at an auction by a consortium led by Brazil's state-run Petrobras, backed by Total, Shell and Chinese firms. The group made the only bid in the auction, offering the minimum share of the surplus production. The Rio de Janeiro beachfront hotel, where the auction took place, was guarded by 1,100 security personnel. Earlier, striking oil workers opposed to the contest clashed with police. Eleven companies had expressed interest in the Libra oilfield, but the Spanish Repsol pulled out on Monday, leaving the five winners as the only ones to present...
  • China: 'Pakistan is our Israel'

    11/01/2010 10:08:14 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 11 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 28 Oct 2010 | Thalif Deen
    When a US delegate once confronted a Chinese diplomat about Beijing's uncompromising support for Pakistan, the Chinese reportedly responded with a heavily-loaded sarcastic remark: "Pakistan is our Israel". But judging by China's unrelenting support for some of its allies, including North Korea, Burma, Zimbabwe and Sudan, its protective arm around these countries is no different from the US and Western political embrace of Israel - right or wrong. ..."China is trying to reassert its political clout at the United Nations as a counterweight to its defensive stand on currency and trade issues." The New York Times newspaper said on Tuesday...
  • You don’t wait for war to buy fighter jets, says Gen. Museveni

    07/27/2011 11:51:47 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Daily Monitor, Uganda ^ | July 26 2011 | Martin Ssebuyira
    You don’t wait for war to buy fighter jets, says Gen. Museveni One of the new Russian-made jet fighters prepares for a demonstration take-off during President Museveni’s tour. PHOTO BY MARTIN SSEBUYIRA By Martin Ssebuyira (email the author) Entebbe The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Gen. Yoweri Museveni, yesterday conceded calls by opposition for the government to give priority to infrastructure and healthcare ahead of military hardware are plausible but said defence cannot wait for war to purchase equipment. Mr Museveni, who was inspecting the new planes at the airbase in Entebbe, said the delivery of Sukhoi Su-30 multirole fighters...
  • Russia, China block Sudan sanctions (...This tag team are a problem)

    04/18/2006 3:42:27 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 7 replies · 389+ views
    AOL/Reuters ^ | Updated:2006-04-17 19:33:38 | Evelyn Leopold
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia and China blocked U.N. sanctions on Monday against four Sudanese held responsible for abuses in Darfur but the United States said it would force a public vote on the issue. The four men, whittled down from a longer British list, include one Sudanese government official, one pro-government militia member, and two rebel leaders, the first to be slated for sanctions authorized by the U.N. Security Council more than a year ago. The four were not identified. Both the Russian and Chinese ambassadors told reporters now was not the time to impose a travel ban or...
  • Why is Barack Obama appeasing mass murderers in Sudan?

    10/19/2009 1:29:58 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 10 replies · 557+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | October 19, 2009 | Nile Gardiner
    If anyone still naively believes the Obama administration attaches much importance to human rights on the world stage, they should take a look at its new policy towards Sudan. As the Associated Press reports, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have launched a new strategy of engagement with the barbaric regime of Omar Hassan al-Bashir, already responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths in Darfur. As Obama puts it: “If the government of Sudan acts to improve the situation on the ground and to advance peace, there will be incentives. If it does not, then there will be increased pressure imposed...
  • Sudan rebels 'hold China oil men'

    10/24/2007 8:30:21 PM PDT · by Flavius · 4 replies · 53+ views
    bbc ^ | 24 October 2007 | bbc
    The group, the Justice and Equality Movement (Jem), said it attacked the facility, run by a Chinese-led consortium in the Defra oilfield. Jem said its action was a message to China to stop helping the Sudanese government with their war in Darfur.
  • Beijing's Great Leap Outward: Power projection with Chinese characteristics

    02/08/2007 7:09:44 PM PST · by jonassen · 13 replies · 554+ views
    Jamestown Foundation ^ | February 8, 2007 | Will Lam
    The forceful projection of China's hard and soft power in recent months marks a stunning departure from the foreign policy axioms of late patriarch Deng Xiaoping. Deng, who anointed President Hu Jintao as the "core" of the Fourth Generation leadership, noted shortly after the Tiananmen Square massacre that China must "keep a low profile and never take the lead" in global affairs. Particularly in reference to the United States, Deng pointed out that China should "seek [opportunities for] cooperation and avoid confrontation." This advice was largely followed by Third-Generation leaders, such as ex-president Jiang Zemin and ex-premier Zhou Rongji, both...
  • The creeping reach of Chinese arms

    06/13/2009 10:34:00 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies · 901+ views
    The Malaysian Insider ^ | June 13, 2009
    The creeping reach of Chinese arms SINGAPORE, June 13 — Is China returning as a major player in the international arms market? According to data released by the United States Congressional Research Service, Beijing signed arms exports agreements worth US$3.8 billion (RM13.3 billion) in 2007 – its highest sales figures in more than a decade. In recent years, Chinese overseas arms sales have averaged more than US$2 billion a year, considerably higher than during the 1990s, when Beijing averaged less than US$1 billion a year in arms exports. In fact, China has not enjoyed sales this strong since the late...
  • Chinese Goods Flood Dakar, Anger Competitors

    09/25/2005 3:44:01 AM PDT · by Our_Man_In_Gough_Island · 5 replies · 386+ views
    Voice of America ^ | 23 Sept 2005 | Nico Colombant
    At the Centenaire market in Dakar, Chinese wholesalers line the street on both sides, renting warehouses for $1,000 a month, selling everything in bulk from plastic toys to space-age looking DVD players. One buyer, Fatou Gueye, says Senegalese are poor and they love these new shops, because, she says finally she can afford something. Here she says, she can buy for children and adults, for her whole family, almost everything they need. One man who has just turned himself from chronically unemployed to retailer is also very pleased. He is buying bras, cameras, shoes, belt buckles, pots, pans, colorful pens...
  • Putin signs order to send Russian troops to Sudan

    02/03/2005 4:18:58 PM PST · by Destro · 70 replies · 1,115+ views
    chron.com ^ | Feb. 3, 2005, 7:30AM | Associated Press
    Feb. 3, 2005, 7:30AM Putin signs order to send Russian troops to Sudan Associated Press MOSCOW - Putin has signed a resolution that would have Russian troops join a proposed U.N. peacekeeping operation in Sudan, the Kremlin said today. The resolution calls for Russia to send Interior Ministry units. The ministry has both police- and military-type units, and there was no immediate specification on what types of forces would be sent. Sudan's government and rebels in the south signed a peace deal on Jan. 9 to end the African nation's long-running civil war, setting up a national power-sharing administration with...
  • 'Full text' of China-Russia Joint Statement on 21st Century World Order (Wondertwins Activate!)

    07/03/2005 7:19:03 PM PDT · by TheBigPicture · 29 replies · 1,242+ views
    'Full text' of China-Russia Joint Statement on 21st century world order By BBC Jul 2, 2005, 19:00 GMT "Full text" of the China-Russia Joint Statement regarding the international order of the 21st century, released in Moscow on 1 July, carried by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) Moscow, 1 July: Chinese President Hu Jintao and Russian President Putin signed the Joint Statement of the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation Regarding the International Order of the 21st Century in Moscow on 1 July. The full text of the joint statement follows: Joint Statement of the...
  • Capital-Rich Chinese Firms Look Abroad for Acquisitions

    12/17/2001 5:42:33 AM PST · by NativeNewYorker · 2 replies · 333+ views
    WSJ - sub required - no url | 12/17/01
    Whatever the fate of Citic Pacific Ltd.'s contemplated bid for PSINet Inc., a distressed U.S. telecom company, the attempt signals a new level of interest by major Chinese companies in making off-shore acquisitions. "The Chinese are thinking big; China has capital and China is growing," says Michael Carr, head of investment banking for Goldman Sachs & Co. in Hong Kong. "We talk to quite a few broad-based Chinese companies with an interest in acquiring companies overseas," adds Dennis Wai, a banker with J.P. Morgan Chase in Hong Kong. "They are looking everywhere now: Southeast Asia, Europe and the U.S." To ...
  • Sudan: Jews behind Darfur conflict (ROP Alert)

    07/29/2007 5:04:56 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies · 724+ views
    YNetNews.com ^ | 07.29.07 | Yaakov Lappin
    Sudan: Jews behind Darfur conflict Sudanese defense minister says '24 Jewish organizations fueling conflict in Darfur' by Yaakov Lappin Sudan's defense minister, Abdel Rahim Mohamed Hussein, has accused "24 Jewish organizations" of "fueling the conflict in Darfur" last week in an interview with a Saudi newspaper. Hussein was interviewed during an official state-visit to the Saudi kingdom last week. A journalist from Saudi Arabia's Okaz newspaper asked Hussein: "Some people are talking about the penetration of Jewish organizations in Darfur and that there is no conflict there?" "The Darfur issue is being fuelled by 24 Jewish organizations, who are making...
  • Corn Prices To Soar As Chinese Imports Increase Ninefold Compared To Official Projections

    02/06/2011 9:39:48 PM PST · by FromLori · 125 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 2/6/2011 | Tyler Durden
    Cotton, wheat, rice, and now corn. If revised Chinese import estimates by the US Grain Council are even remotely correct, look for corn prices of $6.80 a bushel at last check to jump by at least 15% in a very short amount of time. As the FT reports, "Corn prices – and with them, the price of meat – are set to explode if the latest import estimates from China are correct. The US Grain Council, the industry body, said late on Thursday that it has received information pointing to Chinese imports as high as 9m tonnes in 2011-12, up...
  • 7 Gunned Down in Darfur as Sudan Government Visits China

    07/10/2008 6:44:14 PM PDT · by robertvance · 2 replies · 166+ views
    TeachAbroadChina.com ^ | 07/11/2008 | Robert Vance
    In the end, the Chinese government does not really care about the escalating violence in Sudan. As long as its investments and workers in Sudan are protected, it views the human rights issues as an internal Sudanese matter. In fact, the CCP is most likely sympathetic to the Sudanese government; after all, China has also been a victim lately of what the CCP would consider to be international ‘meddling’ in the case of Tibet. The CCP’s failure to promote positive change in Sudan is simply a manifestation of its own failures in China. Until China can improve the human rights...
  • China: Western media exaggerate China's limited arms sale to Sudan

    02/22/2008 7:29:50 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 148+ views
    China Daily ^ | 02/22/08
    Western media exaggerate China's limited arms sale to Sudan (Xinhua) Updated: 2008-02-22 22:34 LONDON - A senior Chinese diplomat has said that western media have exaggerated China's limited arms sale to Sudan. Liu Guijin, special representative of the Chinese government on the Darfur issue, told a news conference at the Chinese embassy in London on Thursday that "China has adopted a high degree of restraint in its arms sale to developing countries, including Sudan. It is very limited in numbers." According to relevant international statistics, among a total of seven countries exporting arms to Sudan, China only accounted for 8...
  • Africa Discovers Dark Side Of Chinese Master

    02/03/2007 6:32:30 PM PST · by blam · 34 replies · 1,168+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-4-2007 | Colin Freeman
    Africa discovers dark side of Chinese master By Colin Freeman in Chambishi, Sunday Telegraph Last Updated: 1:05am GMT 04/02/2007 The smooth red carpet rolled out across Africa last week for Hu Jintao, the Chinese president, did not quite reach the gates of Zambia's Chambishi copper mine. A young street child outside a Chinese-run business centre His plans to make an official visit yesterday to the plant, which re-opened under Chinese state ownership eight years ago, fell victim to a hitch he rarely encounters at home: the not-so-grateful worker. Tipped off that miners were threatening protests about poor pay and conditions,...
  • China joins Russia in rare double veto of U.S. resolution criticizing Myanmar

    01/13/2007 1:47:31 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies · 858+ views
    AP ^ | January 13, 2007 | Edith M. Lederer
    UNITED NATIONS – China and Russia blocked the Security Council from demanding an end to political repression and human rights violations in military-ruled Myanmar, rejecting a resolution proposed by the United States. The vote was 9-3 in favor of the resolution, with South Africa joining China and Russia in the opposition. Indonesia, Qatar and the Republic of Congo abstained. While they were in the minority, China and Russia were able to kill the resolution because they have veto power as permanent members of the council. The two argued that the U.N.'s most powerful body was not the proper forum for...
  • China’s Military Gets Expeditionary

    04/16/2011 5:54:15 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | April 15, 2011 | Gabe Collins
    China’s Military Gets Expeditionary Uncategorized | China April 15, 2011 By Gabe Collins The PLA's expeditionary capabilities will grow significantly in coming years. What are the greater implications? This is the fifth entry in our series on understanding Asia-Pacific sea power. China’s military is in the nascent stages of becoming an expeditionary force. The country’s anti-piracy deployment to the Gulf of Aden and the use of naval and air assets to support the evacuation of Chinese citizens from Libya in February and March 2011 have shown real capability in this arena. What is an expeditionary power? The US Department of...
  • Pakistan marketing its new JF-17 fighter jet, developed with China

    03/27/2009 4:50:32 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 34 replies · 2,230+ views
    World Tribune ^ | March 25, 2009
    Pakistan marketing its new JF-17 fighter jet, developed with China LONDON — Pakistan is making the rounds of Arab allies talking about its new fighter-jet. Officials said Pakistan has briefed such countries as Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Sudan on the new fighter, jointly developed with China. Under an agreement with Beijing, a majority of the JF-17 could be produced and assembled in Pakistan. "The airplane would reach close to the capabilities of existing U.S. and Russian aircraft, but for about half the price," an official said. Pakistani Defense Secretary Shahid Siddiq said eight countries have expressed...
  • Africa’s Last, Worst Hope - A continent that withstood European colonialism welcomes Chinese...

    11/26/2008 7:26:22 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies · 1,312+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | December 01, 2008 | Peter Hitchens
    A continent that withstood European colonialism welcomes Chinese conquest. By Peter Hitchens It is the optimism of Africa that is so heartbreaking. In the alleyways of townships where human waste dribbles among the potholes, in mud villages where tiny homes cluster round anthills, the same scene replays. Out of dim hovels come scrubbed children in dazzlingly clean uniforms, hurrying to disciplined schools where they hope to better themselves. On Sundays, platoons of beautifully dressed, joyous women make their way proudly to full churches, carrying themselves like royalty. In the great cities, a thousand tiny businesses compete good-naturedly for scanty trade....
  • China expanding African arms sales

    01/26/2009 4:24:06 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies · 804+ views
    United Press International-Asia ^ | January 26, 2009 | Andrei Chang
    China expanding African arms sales By Andrei Chang Hong Kong, China — Increasing quantities of China-made military equipment have been finding their way to Africa, traded for oil, mineral resources and even fishing rights. Zambia has used its copper resources to pay China in a number of military deals, for instance, and Kenya has been negotiating with China to trade fishing rights for arms. Among the most popular Chinese military exports to Africa are the J-7, K-8 and Y-12 aircraft, which are relatively inexpensive and easy to operate. China sees those countries already armed with the K-8 and J-7 aircraft...
  • The Sudan-Iraq-Afghanistan Alliance:and the Russian connection

    09/17/2001 7:59:23 PM PDT · by robnoel · 30 replies · 562+ views
      By J.R. Nyquist JRNyquist@aol.com     The terrible events of last week were anticipated by the work of security expert Yossef Bodansky.  Readers are advised to study Bodansky's book, Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America.  Using Bodansky's basic outline, recent news stories, the excellent research of John K. Cooley's Unholy Wars and Samir al-Khalil's Republic of Fear, I attempt to describe the forces at work behind the destruction of the World Trade Center.   In October, 1998, Sudan's Islamist ideologue, Sheikh Hassan al-Turabi, sent a delegation of terrorist commanders to Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Saddam's defiance of the ...
  • PRC Unrestricted Warfare and Terrorism

    09/20/2001 9:01:17 PM PDT · by Hopalong · 80 replies · 904+ views
    Insight Magazine (Archive) ^ | 2000 | J. Michael Waller
    PLA Revises the Art of War By J. Michael Waller Should U.S. financiers whose trading adversely affects Chinese “red-chip” companies be assassinated? China’s People’s Liberation Army, or PLA, is discussing the concept. Should Beijing covertly fund political-influence operations in the United States? A new PLA book openly asks the question. Facing a potentially huge nuclear-weapons buildup as well as an even bigger high-tech conventional-arms race to reach parity with the United States and Russia, members of the echelon of senior colonels who will be among tomorrow’s PLA flag officers are looking beyond the nuclear age to a new and ...
  • The Sudan-Iraq-Afghanistan Alliance: and the Russian connection (America's enemies unveiled)

    09/22/2001 8:54:31 AM PDT · by Bald Eagle · 1 replies · 483+ views
    JRN Notes ^ | 09/21/01 | J.R. Nyquist
      The Sudan-Iraq-Afghanistan Alliance: and the Russian connectionAmerica's enemies unveiled       The terrible events of last week were anticipated by the work of security expert Yossef Bodansky.  Readers are advised to study Bodansky's book, Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America.  Using Bodansky's basic outline, recent news stories, the excellent research of John K. Cooley's Unholy Wars and Samir al-Khalil's Republic of Fear, I attempt to describe the forces at work behind the destruction of the World Trade Center.   In October, 1998, Sudan's Islamist ideologue, Sheikh Hassan al-Turabi, sent a delegation of terrorist commanders to Saddam Hussein in ...
  • CATIC offers JF-17 to Africa, Middle East

    06/02/2012 3:13:50 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Defence Web ^ | 31 May 2012
    CATIC offers JF-17 to Africa, Middle East China is looking to Africa and the Middle East to buy its JF-17 Thunder fighter jet, and anticipates countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Sudan, Venezuela, Turkey and Sri Lanka ordering 300 aircraft over the next five years. A spokesman from China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation (CATIC) told Flightglobal that, "In the next five years, CATIC intends to sell up to 300 JF-17s to several countries in Africa and the Middle East". "CATIC sales and customer support teams are highly motivated and CATIC is looking forward to making the...
  • Sudan: Genocide by any other name

    07/26/2004 9:28:08 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 748+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | July 25 2004
    When it learned of the obscenities of the Holocaust, the world said, "Never again." It lied. Ten years ago, 800,000 people died in Rwanda while the world looked the other way. Oh, the after-the-bloody-fact posturing and the offering of new resolve. All of it, again, lies. History is repeating itself, this time with Khartoum-backed Arab militias butchering and raping black Sudanese. By conservative estimates, 10,000 to 30,000 have already died. The projected death toll is 300,000 to 1 million. Already 2 million are suffering from starvation and sickness. What the government-backed militias began, microbes may finish. The situation is indescribable....
  • Putin for use of Russia units in UN peacekeeping in Sudan

    12/21/2005 6:07:48 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 278+ views
    Itar-Tass ^ | 12/21/2005
    MOSCOW, December 21 (Itar-Tass) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted to the Federation Council upper house of parliament the proposal to use a unit of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Sudan, the presidential press service reported on Wednesday. The letter, specifically, says that the United Nations secretary-general requested Russia’s sending a military unit of its Armed Forces to Sudan to take part in the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Sudan. The UN operation is carried out in Sudan in accordance with the resolution of the UN Security Council, which envisages the...
  • China Building Africa's Economic Infrastructure: SEZs and Railroads

    07/23/2010 10:43:03 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 21 replies · 2+ views
    Jamestown Foundation China Brief ^ | 7/22/2010 | Loro Horta
    Starting in the late 1990s, China's presence on the African continent experienced a phenomenal expansion. Far more profound changes, however, have been underway and may only become apparent in the next decade. These changes are likely to transform the regional economic landscape of the African continent in ways never seen before. Chinese experts apparently believe that Africa is entering an era of relative stability and that the time to explore its untapped resources has arrived [1]. Chinese policymakers see in Africa possible solutions to some of China's most pressing problems, for instance, Beijing's need to secure access to energy resources...
  • China Expands Naval Presence through Jeddah Port Call

    01/09/2011 1:37:34 AM PST · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    Jamestown Foundation China Brief ^ | 12/17/2010 | Russell Hsiao
    ChinaÂ’s naval presence on the global stage is expanding. While counter-piracy and escort operations in the Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea have significantly contributed to the Chinese navy's growing profile, foreign port visits by its naval vessels to the Gulf region are emerging as an important element in Chinese naval strategy. ChinaÂ’s overseas naval presence is an important measure of its great power status, and port visits are an effective means of projecting naval power. The Chinese Navy's growing naval activism was recently highlighted by an unprecedented visit by the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) at Jeddah Port in...
  • Obama says not threatened by China focus on Africa

    06/29/2013 4:12:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 29, 2013 6:52 AM EDT
    President Barack Obama says he doesn’t feel threatened by the fact that other countries, led by China, are investing in Africa. In fact, Obama says the more countries that come to Africa, the merrier. … But he cautions that Africa must be wary of outside investment and always ask how it will benefit when other countries come seeking its natural resources or to make other investments. …
  • How China's Taking Over Africa, And Why The West Should Be VERY Worried

    07/18/2008 10:15:55 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies · 822+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 18, 2008 | Andrew Malone
    On June 5, 1873, in a letter to The Times, Sir Francis Galton, the cousin of Charles Darwin and a distinguished African explorer in his own right, outlined a daring (if by today's standards utterly offensive) new method to 'tame' and colonise what was then known as the Dark Continent. 'My proposal is to make the encouragement of Chinese settlements of Africa a part of our national policy, in the belief that the Chinese immigrants would not only maintain their position, but that they would multiply and their descendants supplant the inferior Negro race,' wrote Galton. 'I should expect that...
  • About Sudan - What can be done about this evil regime?

    05/15/2005 8:09:50 AM PDT · by Optimist · 14 replies · 421+ views
    National Review Online via Republican Jewish Coalition ^ | Thursday, May 12, 2005 | Jay Nordlinger
    About Sudan - What can be done about this evil regime? National ReviewThursday, May 12, 2005    By: Jay Nordlinger ...It was last September 9 that the United States — in the person of then-secretary of state Colin Powell — declared that genocide was taking place in Darfur. There is now some debate across the government about whether genocide continues, although there is no doubt that extensive murder and other terror are ongoing. Is the U.S. doing everything it possibly can? The answer is no, if the possibilities include the dispatch of American troops to the region. But this is not...
  • China capturing Russian weapons markets in Africa

    12/25/2008 7:23:21 PM PST · by Flavius · 8 replies · 627+ views
    upi ^ | 12/24/08 | ANDREI CHANG
    HONG KONG, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- The People's Republic of China is increasingly challenging Russia in the African arms trade, offering lower prices on weapons that, ironically, are often made in China with Russian technologies. Chinese products are less expensive than Russian and Western systems. They are similar to the Russian systems that many African countries are familiar with, and they are also easy to maintain and easy to use in training. Many countries in Africa are therefore switching allegiance to the People's Republic of China for their weapons purchases. A typical example is Sudan. At a 2007 military parade,...
  • Activists Urge Sudan Divestment ("Terrorism Investments of the 50 States")

    03/04/2006 7:47:18 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 11 replies · 677+ views
    MorningSentinel ^ | Saturday, March 04, 2006 | By CHUIN-WEI YAP
    WATERVILLE -- Mainers should push the Maine State Retirement System to divest $50 million of its investments in international companies operating in war-torn Sudan, a group of activists said Friday. A bill currently in the Statehouse to force the divestment, L.D. 1758, hangs in the balance, said Wells Staley-Mays, an adviser to the Fur Cultural Revival. He was speaking at a Colby College event alongside three Sudanese refugees. "Fur" refers to a major non-Arab tribe in the Sudanese region of Darfur -- an area the size of Texas, whose name literally means "home of the Furs" -- now threatened with...
  • China upgrading tanks for export to Africa

    09/10/2008 7:20:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies · 289+ views
    United Press International,Asia ^ | September 05, 2008 | Andrei Chang
    China upgrading tanks for export to Africa By Andrei Chang Hong Kong, China — China has recently exported T85IIM main battle tanks to Uganda, according to a military industry source. But the tanks may be more for display than for defense. “This is a very small batch, intended for a military parade only,” the source said. This would be the first instance for the Ugandan army to employ China-made tanks. The same type of main battle tank made an appearance at Sudan’s National Day military parade last year. Yet according to the source, the tanks were exported from China much...
  • Sudan's Christians Fight for Survival .

    12/12/2001 4:42:50 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies · 416+ views
    National Catholic Register | 12/8/01 | John Burger
    TORIT, Sudan - Bishop Akio Mutek of southern Sudan sees a warning of his people's demise in schoolbooks. As Arab Muslim fundamentalists attempt to take over Sudan and subject its citizens to strict Islamic rule, officials in Khartoum are revising history books that used to describe Arab migration as beginning from Arabia in the 13th century, when the blacks were already in the country. Now they say that Arabs entered Sudan along with the black African population that is predominant in the south. "In 10 or 15 years, they will say that the Arabs were from this area originally," ...
  • Sudan Jihad forcing Islam On Christians, Using Rape and Killing

    03/04/2002 6:29:29 AM PST · by OPS4 · 36 replies · 3,433+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | March 4th 2002 | Art Moore
    Monday, March 4, 2002 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FAITH UNDER FIRE Sudan jihad forces Islam on Christians Women refusing to convert gang-raped, mutilated, says relief worker -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: March 4, 2002 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Art Moore -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2002 WorldNetDaily.com Sudan's militant Muslim regime is slaughtering Christians who refuse to convert to Islam, according to the head of an aid group who recently returned from the African nation. The forced conversions are just one aspect of the Khartoum government's self-declared jihad on the mostly Christian and animist south, Dennis Bennett, executive director of Seattle-based Servant's Heart told WorldNetDaily. Villagers in ...
  • University of WI Moves to Pull Sudan Investments (Too Little, Too Late)

    08/18/2006 2:28:11 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 1 replies · 132+ views
    Madison.com via AP ^ | August 18, 2006 | Ryan Foley
    University of Wisconsin System leaders moved Thursday to pull their assets out of companies that do business with the government of Sudan. UW could not invest in companies that work with the Sudanese government or are complicit in what the U.S. government and other countries consider genocide in the Darfur region in western Sudan under a resolution adopted by a committee of UW System regents. "This is an opportunity for us, on the grounds of humanitarianism, to do the right thing," said Regent Charles Pruitt, chairman of the regents' business and finance committee. The UW System would join 10 states...
  • Break-up of Sudan is likely -- Egypt

    12/07/2010 9:29:41 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters via BusinessDay ^ | Monday, December 6, 2010 | Reuters / Foreign Staff
    <p>Egypt's foreign minister said at the weekend the break-up of Sudan looked inevitable because northern and southern officials had made no real effort to keep the country united.</p> <p>A referendum on independence for South Sudan, promised under a 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended decades of civil war, is set for January 11, but preparations are falling behind schedule.</p>
  • Sudanese army seizes southern Libyan town (Sudan invades Libya - 400 miles inside Libyan territory)

    07/02/2011 3:46:59 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 101 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | Jul 1, 2011 | Damien McElroy
    Officials overseeing the no-fly zone enforced by Nato over Libya said the Sudanese move north of border had not encountered resistance from troops loyal to Col Muammar Gaddafi. Since the February uprising against his regime, the Libyan leader's forces have been concentrated around Tripoli, the capital; Sirte, the eastern town that is Col Gaddafi's birthplace and Sebha, the desert outpost where the dictator grew up. Officials said control of the town of Kufra and nearby military base granted the Sudanese a key strategic foothold between the regime and the opposition Transitional National Council (TNC) which holds the eastern seaboard and...
  • Arab racism & Islamic Jihad in Sudan - Locking up Sudan’s Al-Bashir could let some light

    07/26/2008 10:39:33 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 4 replies · 255+ views
    nationmedia.com ^ | July 25, 2008 | OKELLO OCULI
    AFRICA INSIGHT - Locking up Sudan’s Al-Bashir could let in some light into war-torn Darfur Story by OKELLO OCULI Publication Date: 7/25/2008 The charges brought by the International Criminal Court against Sudan President Hassan al Bashir present a crack for sunlight to shine through the dark clouds of official terrorism perpetrated for over two decades by the Khartoum regime against helpless peasants, writes OKELLO OCULI “The oil found in Darfur will turn into a curse for the region, bringing about the loss of many lives, hand in hand with large-scale land alienation and devastation,” so wrote Prof Fouad Ibrahim...
  • Russian MiGs in Sudan and Yemen (Russian Merc Pilots section highlighted)

    01/04/2002 11:36:21 PM PST · by Fighting Irish · 15 replies · 424+ views
    Newsmax and Softwar.net ^ | Jan 4, 2002 | Charles Smith
    Russia has cut a deal with Sudan to deliver a dozen advanced MiG-29 Fulcrum jet fighters to the war-torn country. The deal, announced Christmas Day in Moscow, also includes 14 MiG-29 jets for Yemen. The transfer of fourth-generation MiG-29 Fulcrums to Sudan has raised concerns inside the Pentagon and is certain to alter any possible U.S. plans for air strikes at known terrorist bases inside the African nation. Sudan was cited as one of a limited number of nations with direct links to the Al-Qaeda terrorist network. The U.S. State Department also listed Sudan as one of a few hostile ...
  • EU Pushes for U.N. Sanctions Against Sudan

    07/27/2004 10:40:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies · 456+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Jul 26, 9:56 PM EDT | CONSTANT BRAND
    The EU's 25 foreign ministers urged the Sudanese government to implement a July 3 promise to U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to crack down on pro-government Arab militias, improve security and provide better access for relief efforts.
  • China and Sudan: Partners in oil -- and warfare?

    12/27/2004 6:29:58 PM PST · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 441+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 12/27/04 | Peter S. Goodman/Washington Post
    LEAL, Sudan — On this parched and dusty African plain, China's largest energy company is pumping crude oil, sending it 1,000 miles upcountry through a Chinese-made pipeline to the Red Sea, where tankers wait to ferry it to China's industrial cities. Chinese laborers based in a camp of prefabricated sheds work the wells and lay highways across the flats to make way for heavy machinery. Only seven miles south, the rebel army that controls much of southern Sudan marches troops through this sun-baked town of mud huts. For years, the rebels have attacked oil installations, seeking to deprive the Sudan...
  • Oil-Hungry China Takes Sudan Under Its Wing

    04/22/2005 7:28:30 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 642+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-23-2005 | David Blair
    Oil-hungry China takes Sudan under its wing By David Blair in Khartoum (Filed: 23/04/2005) A metallic maze of chimneys, pipes and vents glitters on the horizon in the desert outside Khartoum, dominating the landscape for miles around. This new oil refinery is the jewel in the crown of Sudan's military regime. It forms the vital artery of a thriving oil industry that poured £1 billion into government coffers last year. Without this windfall gain - likely to be far larger this year - President Omar al-Bashir could not maintain his military machine, let alone wage war against rebels in the...
  • Chinese peacekeepers arrives in Sudan-(Soon, coming to a neighborhood near you.)

    05/28/2006 6:07:37 PM PDT · by Flavius · 15 replies · 570+ views
    angola press ^ | KHARTOUM, 05/28 | angola press
    KHARTOUM, 05/28 - The third and last batch of 130 Chinese peacekeepers arrived in Sudan on Saturday, completing deployment of a total of 430 Chinese peacekeeping troops to the country. The Chinese peacekeepers landed in El-Obeid, central Sudan and immediately reported for duty at the logistics base of the UN peacekeeping mission in Sudan. They were to stay in El-Obeid for Saturday night and then travel the next day to Wau in southern Sudan, where the barracks of the Chinese peacekeepers are based. The second batch of 135 Chinese peacekeepers arrived in El-Obeid on Friday following the arrival of another...
  • Chinese hostages killed by captors in Sudan

    10/28/2008 4:42:04 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies · 473+ views
    Five Chinese oil workers kidnapped in Sudan were killed by their captors during a botched rescue attempt, China's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. A ministry spokeswoman, Jiang Yu, said the workers were killed during a rescue effort by Sudan that freed two other workers. She said China was working to free another two workers still being held. The nine were kidnapped by rebels nearly two weeks ago. Jiang said China was involved in the rescue attempt, but declined to say if the Chinese government had been in contact with the rebels and refused to give further details. She said China had...
  • China's Doctrine of Non-Interference Challenged by Sudan's [secession] Referendum

    12/22/2010 3:16:56 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Jamestown Foundation China Brief ^ | 12/17/2010 | Tom Rafferty
    As South Sudan’s referendum on independence draws nearer, the international community is preparing for the possible division of Sudan into two independent states. With signs of growing tensions and several issues still to be resolved by negotiations—notably agreements on the demarcation of a north-south border and the distribution of oil revenue—there is a risk of a return to the decades-long civil war fought between the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) and the southern-based Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) that was ended by the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). Amidst the uptick in high-level diplomacy, however, the role to be played...
  • [Red] China takes interest in South Sudan pipeline

    05/04/2012 12:54:00 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 1 replies
    AFPC China Reform Monitor ^ | 5/3/2012 | Joshua Eisenman, ed.
    President Salva Kiir of South Sudan is in China to open a new embassy and meet with President Hu Jintao. Kiir is seeking Chinese financing for an oil pipeline through Kenya that would bypass Sudan. Beijing has already pledged technical assistance for the pipeline and will contribute heavily to the project, including labor, loans and development aid. Chinese construction companies and oil companies are likely to bid for the project, the Associated Press reports. This month Japan’s Toyota Tsusho Corporation completed a feasibility study for the pipeline and is putting together a proposal to begin construction. Landlocked South Sudan is...