Chinese leverage in Sudan crisis

As biggest investor in both Sudan and South Sudan, China wields enormous political clout.

    Disagreements over how Sudan and South Sudan share oil revenues have been a trigger for recent war games and deadly fighting between the two north African countries.

    Both Sudans depend on oil so deeply that neither can pay their bills without it, including their debts to China.

    China, as the biggest investor in both the countries, can use its enormous political clout to convince politicians in both Khartoum and Juba to come to the negotiating table.

    Al Jazeera's Peter Greste reports from Juba.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?