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Vol 2 (AAC) No 5

Published 1st March 2009


Sudan

Business is politics

The ICC's issuing of the arrest warrant for the Sudanese President exposes the contradictions in China's 'business is business' policy

The arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omer Hassan Ahmed el Beshir issued by the International Criminal Court on 4 March comprehensively overshadowed the golden jubilee of Chinese-Sudanese relations. March was supposed to be the culmination of a month-long love-in devoted to the celebration of the 50 years since Sudan's military President of the time, General Ibrahim Abboud, recognised Beijing in 1959.

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