Chinese Darfur Envoy Visits Sudan

From BBC News:

The Chinese special envoy for has arrived in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, for a five-day visit.

The visit of comes amid mounting pressure on Beijing to use its influence on the Sudanese government to end the conflict in the western region.

Mr Liu will travel to Darfur on Tuesday, the fifth anniversary of the start of the conflict which has left 200,000 people dead and 2.5m homeless.

Correspondents say China wants to show it is playing a positive role in .

Read also Envoy: China not seeking expediency from Darfur issue by Xinhua, and China, in New Role, Presses Sudan on Darfur from New York Times.

February 24, 2008 5:40 AM
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