Many of us went to see John Prendregast on Darfur with the Houston World Affairs Council. One of the strategies he mentioned was economic pressure on China because China strongly supports the Darfur government.
Specifically Prendergast mentioned an initiative called the â€œgenocide Olympicsâ€ which was an attempt to tie the next China Olympics to their complicity with the government of Darfur. It appears to be working. From the New York Times:
WASHINGTON, April 12 â€” For the past two years, China has protected the Sudanese
government as the United States and Britain have pushed for United
Nations Security Council sanctions against Sudan for the violence in Darfur.
Now this is China. So seeing the press in the US may make them reverse directions just as a show of power. But one can hope.