China’s Role in the Darfur Peace Process and Its Implications

Issue & Policy Briefs April 22, 2010, No. 26

When the Sudanese government recently signed ceasefire agreements with major rebel groups, the Darfur peace process gained momentum. The peace process attracts attention from China because of its energy and economic interests in Sudan. China is believed to have persuaded Khartoum to accept the proposed deals. China believes that its role in the peace process shows the world that it is making serious efforts to shoulder its international responsibility.

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