China–South Sudan relations

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China–South Sudan relations
Map indicating locations of China and South Sudan

China

South Sudan

China–South Sudan relations refers to the foreign relations between China and South Sudan. China recognized South Sudan's independence on July 9, 2011.[1]

Political ties[edit]

Non Interference[edit]

Southern Sudanese hip-hop star Emmanuel Jal noted that China was seen positively by Sudanese and Africans due to its non interference policy, only doing business, saying- "The Chinese don't influence our politics, They don't comment on it, and what they want, they pay for -- sometimes double the amount. This tends to make all Africans happy -- from the dictators to the democrats, There isn't a party in Africa that doesn't like them. Even if you're a rebel movement and you say to them you can secure gold, the Chinese will simply say they want to buy it. The only foreign policy advice I heard from China was when they said to Sudan, 'Don't go back to war.' That's all they said. They didn't push anything else."[2]

Economic ties[edit]

Chinese development finance to South Sudan[edit]

Up to 2011 there were approximately 5 Chinese official development finance projects identified in South Sudan by various media reports.[3] These projects range from assisting in constructing a hospital in Bentiu in 2011,[4] to a grant of 200 million CNY for agriculture, education, health and water supply projects in South Sudan.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-07/09/content_12869896.htm
  2. ^ Peter Shadbolt (February 4, 2011). "China, hip-hop and the new Sudan". CNN. Retrieved March 9, 2011. 
  3. ^ Austin Strange, Bradley C. Parks, Michael J. Tierney, Andreas Fuchs, Axel Dreher, and Vijaya Ramachandran. 2013. China’s Development Finance to Africa: A Media-Based Approach to Data Collection. CGD Working Paper 323. Washington DC: Center for Global Development.http://china.aiddata.org
  4. ^ Strange, Parks, Tierney, Fuchs, Dreher, and Ramachandran, China’s Development Finance to Africa: A Media-Based Approach to Data Collection.http://aiddatachina.org/projects/2466
  5. ^ Strange, Parks, Tierney, Fuchs, Dreher, and Ramachandran, China’s Development Finance to Africa: A Media-Based Approach to Data Collection.http://aiddatachina.org/projects/24574