The Guardian's Africa correspondent David Smith reports that China will soon send 700 combat...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 13, 2012
South Sudan has struggled to build its infrastructure since gaining independence from Sudan last year after decades of civil war. The country relies on oil exports for 98% of its revenue, but the oil industry has been shut down...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 23, 2012
The Chinese executive in charge of South Sudan's largest foreign oil producer was expelled from the country following a dispute with Sudan. From the AP: China said Thursday it hopes talks will remove any misunderstanding with...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 9, 2011
China has formally recognized the world's newest nation, South Sudan. From Xinhua: In a message sent to his South Sudanese counterpart Deng Alor Kuol, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said China would recognize South Sudan...
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