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China grants Sudan $3m for north-south unity

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November 30, 2008 (KHARTOUM) – The government of ?China has extended a grant aid of 20 million Chinese Yuan (3 million US dollars) to Sudan for strengthening north-south unity.

Chinese Vice Minister Gao Hucheng shakes hands with Sudan’s Minister of Finance Awad Ahmed Al-Jaz after the signing of bilateral agreement on July 30, 2008 (Photo Chinese ministry of commerce)

The Chinese Vice Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng pointed out that the Chinese donation comes in the framework of the partnership between the Chinese and Sudanese people. While the Sudanese Finance Minister Awad Al-Jaz said the money will be used in the program of unity between the north and south.

Sudan and China have agreed to activate economic cooperation and trade between the two countries and open branches of Chinese banks in Sudan to revitalize the commercial relations between the two countries.

In a joint meeting held on Sunday in Khartoum, the Sudanese side was led by Awad Ahmed Al-Jaz, Minister of Finance and National Economy, while the Chinese side was led by Gao Hucheng, Vice Minister of Commerce of China.

The Sudanese minister reaffirmed the strength of relations between the two countries in all fields, especially in extracting and refining oil, and he described Sudan-China relations as a success. Al-Jaz further said that the two countries had a successful partnership in all fields of industry and trade to serve the two peoples.

He added that the two countries will be celebrating a golden anniversary next February, marking 50 years of Sudanese-Chinese relations, stressing Sudan’s support for China’s positions and territorial integrity. He also praised Chinese support to Sudan in international forums

The visiting Chinese official hailed the growing economic and trade relations between the two countries, stressing the quest to develop economic cooperation to become a model among developing countries. He also pointed out the enormous potential of Sudan, particularly in the agricultural field.

"We are working to enforce the directives of the Chinese president during his recent visit to Sudan and introduce agricultural technology, agricultural industrialization as well as working to expand and revitalize projects, especially in the areas of infrastructure and projects of roads and bridges," Hucheng said.

Sudan is China’s third largest trade partner in Africa.

The volume of trade exchange between the two countries in 2007 reached 5.6 billion US dollars, while the trade volume in the first nine months of 2008 was at 6.5 billion dollars comprising different sectors, particularly oil, machinery, equipments and goods.

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  • 1 December 2008 10:05, by HONEY

    To all the southerners and concerned Northerners.

    if you are really smart or want to raise your children in a war free south sudan or sudan in general, you should reject the offer of this small-eyed con-men or in Dinka they are Jang kor-nyin. To put it precisely, china is trying to fool the Government of Southern Sudan and citizens to stay with Arabs so that they have access to oil.

    there are tooooooooooooo many problems associated with co-existing with Arabs.
    1. Arabs fail to embrace other sudanese by saying that they are smarter and the rest of the communities do not have self determination. they also want to use resources in the south without contributing to the local communities
    2. the sudanese people have had enough of unity, it is about time we try seperation and see if there will be another war between north and south
    3. Arabs want to islamise the whole country and announce it as an islamic country which is not possible because southerners do not want to be terrorists.
    4.its been a very long time since the arrival of Arabs to sudan, but naitive sudanese have not benefited economically,politically.

    beware, china’s 3million will be used to kill 1million people, rape 1million women and excile 1million people. come on we know Arabs better then this.
    seperate with the Arabs peacefully and sell our resources to other partners with good human rights records.

  • 1 December 2008 10:43, by wannawilla S M

    WOOOOW....China government is making us confused. Yesterday, Chinese government was supplying GUNS to Sudan against our people, because of OIL.And now, US3m for attractions of unity. Before,
    Chinese were thinking may be Arabs will defeat what they call infidels(KUFAR)and the entire oil w’d be under their control.
    I think China should try to go toward south because all those well will be under south if 2011 referendum comes, if really they are after oil.
    Otherwise, this sum of money is going for the development of the north. Because uncle Ateib Mustafa is there.

  • 1 December 2008 23:18, by Ahmed

    ’’Im a Hustla I I Im a Hustla homie
    I got the product, narcotics for customers homey
    Feins open they be smoking like a muffler homey’’

    Yeah that what im talkin about niikkuuu its all about them small eyes homies al bashir wont get arrested dont worry one of the greatest country is behind ur back nd yeah this money is for the Unity why u hate that well is it that because the money has been received by Awad al jazz not silva kir??
    come tell me,???

  • 2 December 2008 11:13, by Bol Joseph Agau

    Allah forbid!!! The God of the SUDANESE but not the self-claimed arabs.
    The libation we both (self-claimed arabs and the Sudanese) poured for this CPA is not worth 3 million Chinese Dollars. Even if America, Britain, Italy and other recognised bodies that supported the CPA pay for this unity the time itself will stop the act because the call of time is greater than any other happenings of the universe. The time has vividly shown everyone in North and South where Sudan is heading to. The meaning of Sudan will be lost in the identity by the self-claimed arabs. The real arabs called them African Arabs (Al Afarika arabs).
    Shame on China for coming with poison instead of peaceful way of how we can be peaceful, more fueling of what will happen in 2011 is visible in irresponsible act of the stretched-eyed evil community.
    Since we did you like our unity when some of you left south sudan with scars of marking as communities of the south.
    You will tell the world money for unity but in fact it is money for making secession attractive since your supply of arms and money is one sided. Never ever had you ever recognised the South Sudanese, those who hold the colour of the land, and claim with all their hearts the fact of being black to suit the meaning of Sudan.
    The Same Allah we pray for differently, others knock their heads on ground, others stand and sit will make sure that you are doomed again and again. Whatever happens in China happens for the same reasons of evil deeds you do to others, landslides, earthquakes, mention them, these are mass capital punishment of your wrong deeds.
    Be blessed if you change. Amen

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