BEIJING (AFP) – Global pressure on
decided to quit the over the Darfur issue.
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“Darfur is the focus of international attention and many Western nations want China to play a bigger role,” Chinese diplomat Liu Guijin told journalists.
“This is why I have been appointed as the special envoy of the Chinese government on the Darfur issue.”
Liu, fresh from a visit to the troubled region, was appointed China’s envoy on Darfur in May last year, when an international campaign to pressureon Sudan ahead of the began to take on steam.
Although China has long opposed linking the