» 03/14/2008, 00.00
CHINA - SUDAN
90% of the weapons for Darfur come from China
Beijing, in violation of the UN veto, sells weapons and receives oil in exchange. Human Rights First insists that, to stop the genocide, these sales must be stopped above all.
24/04/2008 CHINA - ZIMBABWE
EU: China must stop selling weapons to countries under UN embargo
The accusation comes from the European parliament, which criticises European governments for being too "timid" with China. Meanwhile, a ship loaded with arms for Zimbabwe is thought to have rounded the Cape of Good Hope. It is feared that the weapons will be delivered to president Mugabe, while systematic violence is taking place in the country.
14/07/2008 CHINA - SUDAN
Satellite photos, eyewitnesses reveal Beijing selling weapons to Sudan, despite embargo
An investigation by the BBC provides, for the first time, proof of Chinese jets and heavy weaponry used against civilians, sold in spite of the embargo. Beijing is not responding, while the UN is asking to examine the evidence.
09/05/2007 CHINA – RUSSIA
Russia, China reject Amnesty claims of arms sales to Sudan
The Foreign Affairs Ministries of Moscow and Beijing have rejected accusations levelled by the international organisation, underlining their respect for the decisions of the UN. China has confirmed that it will send military engineers to Darfur in a bid to halt the genocide.
Amnesty charges: China and Russia behind Darfur massacre
According to a report by the international organization, Moscow and Beijing are eluding a 2005 ban on the sale of arms to Sudan and are supplying warplanes to the Janjaweed militias to bombard areas populated by civilians.
China and US to discuss human rights as Beijing cracks down on jailed dissidents
Wives and close relatives of imprisoned dissidents are denied visitation rights. Activists are afraid that Washington might give in to Beijing on rights to make gains on political issues. Yet, Washington is planning to fund a group tied to Falun Gong, a movement that is persecuted in China.
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