Chinese peacekeepers pictured on patrol in the South Sudanese capital Juba in 2016. Photo: AFP
Chinese peacekeepers pictured on patrol in the South Sudanese capital Juba in 2016. Photo: AFP
Africa

Why China is hoping for a peace dividend in South Sudan

  • Warring factions are supposed to agree a national unity government next month to end conflict that has killed tens of thousands and displaced four million people
  • Beijing is the main investor in the country’s oilfields, which could play an important role in meeting its energy needs, and has contributed troops to the UN peacekeeping mission

Chinese peacekeepers pictured on patrol in the South Sudanese capital Juba in 2016. Photo: AFP
Chinese peacekeepers pictured on patrol in the South Sudanese capital Juba in 2016. Photo: AFP
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