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

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
Topic |   Africa

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