China's New Chapter
China Plays Peacekeeper in Africa
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  • Breif2

    Statement 1: “Only a few years ago, China didn’t seem to care that Sudanese soldiers and mercenaries were massacring thousands of civilians, as long as the oil kept flowing.”

    Statement 2: ” China also buys the vast majority of South Sudan’s oil, which has been flowing less reliably as Sudan and South Sudan battle each other and various rebel groups.”

    Thesis: “China’s foreign policy appears to be maturing to some extent, at least with regards to the new nation of South Sudan.”

    Given the two statements, I fail to see what your thesis rests on. Here’s an alternative thesis: “China does whatever is necessary to ensure its energy supplies.”

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