Spielberg Urges China Again to Help End Darfur ‘Genocide’ – AFP

has written to Hu Jintao to appeal for him to help end the genocide in . From the AFP:

In a November 15 letter to Hu released Thursday, Spielberg, who is serving as an artistic advisor for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, said the situation in Darfur had deteriorated since he last wrote him in April.

“So I write to you now with a renewed sense of urgency in the hope that China will redouble its efforts to pressure Sudan to join in a fair peace agreement and, at last, bring an end to the genocide,” he wrote.

Spielberg urged China to contribute much needed helicopters and heavy transport vehicles for the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission and to press Sudan to stop delaying the force’s deployment. [Full text]

Read the full text of Spielberg’s letter here. And read a comment on it from the Time China blog.

December 13, 2007, 9:08 PM
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