China to Face Pressure Over Darfur at EU-Asia Meeting – AFP
European governments are now set to increase the pressure on China over its role in Darfur:
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner is set to hold one-on-one talks with his Chinese counterpart, Yang Jiechi, on Darfur amid frustration over Beijing’s support for the Sudanese government.
China’s close ties with Sudan is bedevilling US-led attempts within the UN Security Council to use sanctions to force President Omar al-Bashir to let UN troops into Darfur. [Full text]