Article from ROAPE Volume 35 Number 115
China & Contradictions of ‘Non-interference’ in Sudan

China and the Contradictions of ‘Non-interference’ in Sudan
Vol.35 No.115 (March 2008), pp93-106
The core Chinese foreign policy principle of non-interference has recently come under increasing and more visible strain in China's relations with Sudan. Non-interference has been central to Beijing's relations with different governments in Khartoum since 1959. From the mid-1990s, however, the Chinese role in Sudan has become more embedded and consequential. Today China faces the challenge of accommodating its established policy of non-interference with the more substantive and growing complexity of Chinese involvement developed over the past decade in Sudan, amidst ongoing conflict in western Darfur and changing politics after the North-South peace agreement of January 2005.