Sudanese President is convinced China has never been, will never be tool for US pressure on Sudan - see Middle East Online
today: Beshir denies Chinese pressure on Darfur - excerpt:
"The Chinese president did not convey any US demands on the situation in Darfur during his recent state visit to the Sudan," Beshir told the independent Al-Sudani daily.
Beshir said that during their meeting last Friday, Hu had asked him to "continue implementing the Abuja agreement and working to improve the situation on the ground".
Hu :renewed his commitment to offering full support to my government to enable it to implement its declared Darfur programme, particularly after he was briefed on our position which advocates dialogue and a peaceful settlement".
"Our conviction is that China has never been and will never be a tool for US pressure on Sudan," Beshir told Al-Sudani.
Washington -- which accuses the Sudanese regime of genocide in Darfur -- sent envoy Andrew Natsios to Beijing last month to seek increased diplomatic coordination with Khartoum's key ally.