Darfur Conflict

The Thin Blue Line

The Thin Blue Line

by Conor Foley

Verso, HK$209

Sunday, 28 December, 2008, 12:00am

Tears of the Desert

Tears of the Desert

by Halima Bashir and Damien Lewis

Hodder & Stoughton, HK$208

31 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Mia Farrow told to behave for torch relay

Immigration allows pair to enter city, but with a warning

Outspoken China critic Mia Farrow was allowed into the city yesterday after assuring immigration officials she had no intention of disrupting the Olympic torch relay today.

2 May 2008 - 12:00am

Mia Farrow to highlight Darfur crisis during HK parade

Hollywood actress and human rights activist Mia Farrow will make a public appearance in Hong Kong on the day of the Olympic torch relay in the city to call for China to act on the Darfur crisis.

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

US vies with China in the new scramble for Africa

Many people are likely to assume that the current tensions between the US and China are firmly centred in Asia - with Taiwan, North Korea or Central Asia as the likely area for any future conflict. But another less-headline-grabbing continent is starting to dominate Sino-American rivalries: Africa.

12 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Believing is seeing in Darfur and Iraq

We form mental pictures of the world to make sense of it. These are the prejudices, assumptions and presuppositions that form the basis of our understanding, or misunderstanding, of what is happening around us. We do not look at world events - such as political news - as they are, but only through tainted lenses.

28 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Spectre of genocide

On February 12, Oscar-winning film director Steven Spielberg withdrew as artistic adviser to the 2008 Beijing Olympics in protest against what he felt is China's unconscionable policy ignoring the ongoing genocide in Sudan's Darfur region. Since 2003, fighting in Darfur has killed more than 200,000 people and driven 2.5 million from their homes.

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Students stand up and speak outabout Darfur crisis

With the humanitarian crisis in Darfur provoking indignation from around the world, a group of students have organised a campaign to add their voices to the global slanging match between China and western countries.

21 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing wants peace in Darfur, premier says

Wen stresses China's contributions in aid, peacekeeping during talks with British PM

Premier Wen Jiabao voiced China's desire for peace in Darfur yesterday as the Foreign Ministry confirmed special envoy Liu Guijin would return to the war-torn African region.

20 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

State press attacks US groups that tie Olympics to Darfur

Beijing continued to attack efforts to tie this year's Olympic Games to its Darfur policy, with the state-run International Herald Leader publishing a feature-length 'expose' yesterday on the background of some Darfur-focused organisations.

19 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Spielberg should address his concerns over Darfur to Bush

Steven Spielberg was ill-advised to mix politics with the Games by resigning as the artistic adviser to the opening and closing ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics.

Mia Farrow and all the other high-profile personalities and stars should not follow the advice of various activists to attack China as Spielberg did.

19 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Beijing loses the early rounds of pre-Games public relations battle

It has started and it is surely going to become more intense. With less than six months to go, international attention is apparently switching from Beijing's undisputed efforts to provide world-class venues for the Summer Olympics to its more awkward challenges including pollution, human rights and media freedom.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Rising peacekeeper role burnishes China's image

The United Nations-African Union force sent to protect civilians from Arab militias in Sudan's Darfur is in trouble. Last July, the Security Council approved sending 19,555 troops by December 31. Barely half the troops have arrived. Among those making good on their commitments is China, albeit sending only three soldiers.

25 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Sudan is left with a stark option

Compromise was an essential ingredient of the latest UN resolution on the Darfur region of Sudan and it is certainly apparent: the 26,000 peacekeepers have a strict mandate, there is not a mention of sanctions and the wording is diplomatic in the extreme. As watered-down as the deal may be, though, it is the best hope yet to help bring about peace.

2 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

The Devil Came on Horseback

The Devil Came on Horseback

by Brian Steidle

Perseus, HK$200

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am