Chin-Hao Huang


This Essay will begin by first assessing China's economic stakes in Sudan. While economic interests and priorities remain important, it does not sufficiently explain China's shifting position on Darfur. The Essay will then examine the critical factors shaping China's expanding role in Africa, more broadly, as an important context in understanding its evolving approach to Sudan and the Darfur crisis. It will then delve more deeply into Beijing's accommodating shifts on Darfur, illustrating and mapping out the subtleties exhibited in China's diplomatic and economic engagements with the United States on the Darfur question.