China’s Direct Responsibility in Sudan’s Ethnic Cleansing
Sudan’s Defense Minister is currently visiting its largest weapons supplier, China.
As reported by the official press agency of China, Sudan’s Defense Minister was greeted by its Chinese counterpart, Cao Gangchuan: “China and Sudan, since forging diplomatic ties in 1959, have enjoyed stable development of friendly and cooperative relations… The Chinese armed forces attach importance to developing relations with the Sudanese armed forces, and are ready to deepen the cooperation between the two sides in various fields”
As a matter of fact, this military cooperation has been going on for a long time, despite the fact that Sudan has been engaged into massive ethnic cleansing. For many years, Chinese have supplied the Sudanese governments with jet fighters, helicopters, armored vehicles, tanks, and weapons factories. According to the Sudan tribune, “Sudan’s air force recently bought $100 million worth of Shenyang fighter planes, including a dozen supersonic F-7 jets, and also purchased 34 other fighter-bombers from Beijing”.
As China is Sudan’s main weapons suppliers, it’s likely that its arms have been used in the slaughtering of millions of innocent Black civilians. Not only China has a direct responsibility in the murdering and displacement of these innocent African villagers, but it also played a key role in protecting the Arab regime of Khartoum. Using its seat at the United Nations Security Council, China has been Sudan's main diplomatic ally and has systematically threatened to veto any resolutions targeting its partner.
While some may wonder why China struck a partnership with a country widely recognized as being responsible for a massive genocide, the reason is unfortunately simple: oil. In exchange for the invaluable Chinese’s military and diplomatic support, Sudan provides more than 70% of its oil exports to China, and now accounts for close to 10% of China’s oil imports. As part of the relationship, government-owned China National Petroleum Corp has invested billions of dollars in developing oil fields and refineries in Sudan.
It’s obvious that China would do anything to satisfy its thirst for energy, key driver of its domestic growth. In the name of Oil, China provides tens of billions of dollars, sophisticated military equipment, key diplomatic protection to rogue regimes around the world, including Sudan and Iran. And the world is watching silently as millions of blacks are being slaughtered, displaced, or enslaved by an Arab-Islamic regime that is fed by the Chinese appetite for oil.
For an historical perspective on the ethnic cleansing that has claimed millions of lives in Sudan, read this post. For a deeper understanding of China’s military and economic relationship with Sudan, read this article.