” Stephen Morrison, a Sudan expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said he had been warning Chinese officials that Darfur and the Olympics could collide, to no avail.
“I’ve been talking to them and telling them this is coming, this is coming,” Morrison said. “I told them, there’s an infrastructure out there, they need to feed the beast, and you’re in their sight.” Before, he said, “they kind of shrugged.”
But there is growing concern inside China that Darfur is hurting Beijing’s image.
“Their equity is to be seen as an ethical, rising global power — that’s their goal,” Morrison said. “Their goal is not to get in bed with every sleazy government that comes up with a little oil.”
More important than ever to keep the pressure on via whatever means of activism you can aspire to.