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China puts forward “practical” proposals to resolve Sudans’ outstanding issues


December 17, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – China has presented proposals it described as “practical” to resolve outstanding issues between Sudan and South Sudan, a newspaper’s report said on Monday.

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Li Changchun (SUNA)

According to the report of the daily Sudanese Arabic newspaper, Al-Sudani, the member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Chinese Communist Party’s Central Committee, Li Changchun, who is visiting Sudan these days, said that his delegation had put forward “practical” proposals to both Sudanese and South Sudanese officials on how to break the deadlock facing their current talks about border security in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and resume exporting South Sudanese oil via Sudan.

Al-Sudani said that Li Changchun declined to divulge more details on the proposals but said that he had discussed them with South Sudanese officials prior to his arrival in Khartoum.

The Chinese official said that the proposals aim to accelerate the process of resuming South Sudan’s oil exports through Sudanese territories. He said that they already visited Juba and exchanged views with South Sudanese officials on the issue of resuming oil exports.

South Sudan postponed plans to resume oil exports through Sudan in November citing “impossible” demands by Khartoum in parallel talks about implementing a border security deal they signed in September. Khartoum says it wants Juba to sever ties with the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) which is fighting the Sudanese government in the border regions of South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

Sudan says it will not allow South Sudan’s oil to flow through its territories again unless Juba disengage from the SPLM-N which fought as part of South Sudan’s army before independence.

China is the biggest investor in the oil sector in both countries and has been walking a fine diplomatic line trying not to appear bias in favor of any side.

In Khartoum, Li Changchun and his delegations held meetings with top state officials including President Omer Al-Bashir and officials from the ruling National Congress Party (NCP).


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  • 18 December 2012 11:01, by Logic

    Nothing works with these racists of Khartoum, they simply want to reign over the African & non-Muslim Sudanese by any means necessary!
    China should put forward a proposal on how to end government repression in N. Sudan.

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    • 18 December 2012 14:51, by Piny Amec Abethool-Jesus

      Energy Security: China does not put human rights as a priority. China’s pirority is energy security through trade with African countries like South Sudan. China wants to secure its demand for energy in the Asian Century. China does not care about both Khartoum or South Sudan. The US care about human rights and democracy most but these are the strategies to secure energy too.

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      • 18 December 2012 16:25, by Hardball

        China doesn’t have any proposal; China is desperate to have their money back from Sudan but Sudan is bankrupt. Even if South Sudan allows the oil transit; the petty oil transits fees are not even enough to Support Sudan let alone paying back China. Sudan and China do not know the SPLM/A; SPLM is the movement that fought the war for more than two decades without salaries.

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    • 18 December 2012 16:49, by zulu

      Folks, do not believe this news coming from the liars. It is simple. SPLA/S already said no to NCP’sde,amds. so, what else is china proposing with the NCP ascent? Since China went south first, what is the news from there indicating? So not trust for a minute, the deviles.

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  • 18 December 2012 11:05, by Makunon

    China tit for tat theory should be respected otherwise,China will drop Sudan to its terrorist allies, if nothing reap from practical proposals.

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  • 18 December 2012 11:17, by Tutbol

    There is absolutely no news in this piece! However, Chinese & their so-called mediating buddies should know this time around, S Sudan will not buy any of their shifty mediations that solely want the oil flow than tackling the real issues.

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  • 18 December 2012 12:26, by master

    US power decaying it is in interest of south sudan to bluid strongthen relation with the next super power

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    • 18 December 2012 13:07, by Makunon

      China will never support you this time bcoz they have known facts about oils is real in South soil not N.Sudan. Iran and Sudan will be bury in one pit.

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  • 18 December 2012 13:59, by Nyakuzuny

    Yea brothers those people of China they are Self-fishness , they only wont to benefits from others people . I don’t trust those of Chinese to InvestS herE in South Sudan , because they have Link with Arabs in Khartuom , let us allow those of U.S.A, Israel,Japanese and the rest of the world christian Religious; To Invests here in South Sudan New Nation.

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  • 18 December 2012 14:38, by Piny Amec Abethool-Jesus

    China is under pressure right now. The whole World in particular the United States has focus thier foreign policy on Asia and the Pacific. The World cannot talk about the Asian century without China. For this reason China is the ultimate explanation of the Asian Century. China’s demand for energy is too high right now. China must push Khartoum to allow South Sudan to export its oil accordingly.

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  • 18 December 2012 19:54, by Mapuor

    Dear all
    Who do you think is in dire need of money now?SUDAN,SOUTH SUDAN OR CHINA?.Sudan and China have established systems of governance and the South doesnt have that.South Sudan reserves in the WB is almost exhausted.Yea China needs money but South Sudan needs money most.Haaaaa come on.

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    • 19 December 2012 04:33, by Force 1

      If South Sudan is the one that need money; why is it that Sudan is the one that keeps saying South Sudan needs the money? Shouldn’t South Sudan be the one that says its need money? If you mapour needs money, I don’t have tell you that you need money; you’ll be the one to tell me you need money.

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  • 19 December 2012 05:55, by Foxtail

    the fact that china is serving two masters at ago is what is actually complicating everything between the two sudans.

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    • 19 December 2012 07:42, by MOHAMED ABDELATIF SAIED

      yeb. he will be like Jenge glutton who thought of attending two wending at the same day, but later he missed food in all. China must know that. BESIDE China should understand that we(Sudanese) are upper hand to this Filthy South Sudanese, with out us they are just rotten egg among rotten onion waiting for flies to feed on.

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      • 19 December 2012 08:07, by Hardball

        Mohamed, welcome to Sudan Tribune; second of all, are you saying you have the upper hand against South Sudanese! Really! Did you just wake up today and believe you can just roll out with the straw-man argument? Which Sudan are you talking about? Is it the one that we know or your own imaginary Sudan that we had no idea! We can’t wait to have that debate with you guys.

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        • 19 December 2012 14:59, by MOHAMED ABDELATIF SAIED

          Thank you softball, indeed you very well know the Sudan Am talking about boy. let me give few of many cases we won against you lol
          1- Heglig from being disputed to claim area.
          2-14 miles from your territory to be a disputed area.
          3-Abyei will soon be given to us as you could see now from
          the diplomatic battle. And many more.
          what do you think about that softball? We still have upper hand.

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          • 19 December 2012 16:56, by Hardball

            Mohamed, you’re a very funny man, but here is the point, if I were you, I would be worry more about the territories of Darfur, Nuba Mountain and Blue-Nile that are slipping away from your control day by day; let alone South Sudanese territories you just mention. Good luck with your wishful thinking!

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            • 20 December 2012 06:24, by MOHAMED ABDELATIF SAIED

              My dear Hardball, there is nothing to worry about that, because they are just liberator not separatist at the end, these areas will just remain Sudan if they succeed. what I know is that, they rebels are just fate up with NCP not with Sudan and her people and now they looking for change not division. I hope u got it right.ave a nice day

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  • 3 April 2013 11:52, by stefan

    China doesn’t have any proposal; China is desperate to have their money back from Sudan but Sudan is bankrupt. Even if South Sudan allows the oil transit; the petty oil transits fees are not even enough e-papierosy joyetech to Support Sudan let alone paying back China. Sudan and China do not know the SPLM/A;

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