Three days after the Spielberg incident, and two days after President Bush defended his inaction on Darfur to the BBC, China Daily has released an article detailing a conversation with China’s Ambassador to Sudan, Li Chengwen.
On July 31 last year, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1769, authorizing the deployment a hybrid UN and African Union (AU) force in Darfur, which marks a great achievement in the settlement of the crisis there. China helped push forward the Sudanese government, the AU and the UN reaching consensus on the resolution on the hybrid force to Darfur, which did not come easily and our efforts have been applauded by the international community, Li said.
China also made proposals on the peaceful settlement of the Darfur issue, which were approved by various parties concerned.What’s more, last year when Sudan and the UN differed over the deployment of hybrid peacekeeping forces, China appointed Liu Guijin, a veteran diplomat as a special envoy on the issue, who traveled to Khartoum three times to persuade the Sudanese government to accept the UN resolution.
The perpetual laundry list goes on, including China’s promise to send 315 engineers to Darfur sometime in the near future. Oh, and if anyone thinks China hasn’t been doing enough…
Therefore, as is obvious to anyone in the international community that is not biased against China, China has been playing its due part in helping resolve the Darfur issue, and that stance of China definitely deserves objective and just treatment, Li said.
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