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March 7 , 2008

China 'affected' by Spielberg Olympic protest  07/03-2008 09:22  (Telegraph)
By Richard Spencer in Beijing China has demanded that the Sudanese government do more to end the bloodshed in Darfur in its most dramatic reaction yet to Steven Spielbergs decision to pull out of the Beijing Olympics.

China Urges Sudan to Seek Compromise In Darfur  07/03-2008 04:14  (The New York Times)
Filed at 3:41 a.m. ET BEIJING (Reuters) - China has urged Sudan to do more to stop fighting in Darfur and speed the arrival of more peacekeepers, Beijing's envoy on the crisis said, defending his country as a diplomatic bridge to help end the bloodshed.

China admits effect of pressure over Darfur  07/03-2008 01:46  (AFP via Yahoo!)
Global pressure on China over its ties to Sudan has spurred the Chinese government to take a more proactive stance on ending violence in Darfur, the nation's special envoy on the issue said Friday.

U.S. Officials Should Shun Beijing Games, Says Lawmaker  06/03-2008 17:10  (The New York Times)
Filed at 4:17 p.m. ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials should shun the 2008 Olympic games to push China to act to stop violence in Darfur, a U.S. lawmaker said on Thursday, and said he would propose legislation to bar federal funds for such trips.

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