China rejects Sudan sanctions —again

China’s newly-appointed envoy Liu Guijin called for greater humanitarian aid on a visit to Darfur—but said international sanctions against Sudan would only “further complicate the situation” and prolong the suffering of the 2.5 million refugees displaced by the conflict. Liu met local officials in El-Fasher, the capital of North Darfur, before touring two nearby refugee camps, the report said. An estimated 100,000 people now live in the Abu Shouk and As-Salam camps. (AlJazeera, May 24)

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