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February 28, 2023

2008 Olympic Games in China Draw Criticism Over Darfur  28/02-2008 11:24  (NewsHour Extra)
Celebrities and advocates are using the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing as an opportunity to force the Chinese government to confront its allies in the African nation of Sudan about the violence in war-torn Darfur.

Darfur Cannot Be Solved by China Alone  28/02-2008 07:56  (The New York Times)
Filed at 7:19 a.m. ET BEIJING (AP) -- China cannot resolve the Darfur crisis on its own, and the rest of world bears an equal responsibility to prompt a settlement, China's Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

A Genocide Foretold  28/02-2008 00:40  (The New York Times)
JUBA, Sudan Nicholas D. Kristof The Sudanese government started the first genocide of the 21st century in Darfur, and now it seems to be preparing to start the second here among the thatch-roof huts of southern Sudan.

US lawmakers urge China to fulfill Olympic commitments to protect human rights (AP)  27/02-2008 22:30  (Yahoo!)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Members of Congress said Wednesday they want China held to account for promises to protect human rights, press freedom and the environment that were made when Beijing was awarded the 2008 Olympics.

China Urges West to Put Pressure on Darfur Rebels  27/02-2008 21:39  (The New York Times)
Filed at 8:57 p.m. ET KHARTOUM (Reuters) - China, under international pressure to do more to end bloodshed in Darfur, urged Western powers Wednesday to persuade rebel groups to attend peace talks with the government of its Sudanese ally.

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