China/Sudan

In todays Washington Post Sebastian Mallaby notes the Chinese sucking up to the President of Sudan. While the west works to sanction this hell hold, the Chinese are giving them money. Greeeaat.

But China’s talk of “sovereignty” is code for the opposite policy. As well as paying for a presidential palace, Hu used his trip to cancel $80 million of Sudanese debt, to announce a plan to build a railway line and to visit an oil refinery that China partly owns, basking in the fact that 80 percent of Sudan’s oil goes to his country.