Human rights, China analysts point out, play no role in Beijing's investments. Michael Green, who handled Asian affairs on Mr Bush's National Security Council until December, recalled a discussion with a Chinese official on doing business in Sudan.
"He said, 'Look, we don't care about internal issues like genocide, we only care about the oil because we need the resources'."
Mr Green said: "The Chinese are embracing regimes that are pretty unsavoury to much of the rest of the world. They are enabling these countries to continue their bad behaviour and that undercuts our ability to persuade them to behave better."Found article on Angry Arab Newservice, unfailingly good source for news.