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Vol 1 (AAC) No 2

Published 1st December 2007


Sudan

Beijing, the rebels’ target

Threats against Chinese oil installations and peacekeepers are stepping up pressure on Beijing-Khartoum relations

Ever since the abduction of two Chinese oil workers by antigovernment rebels in Sudan three years ago, policy-makers in Beijing have wrestled with how best to manage strategic assets located in areas of conflict but rights to which depend on a good relationship with government.

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