Daniel Large, a research associate at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), wrote a paper in April 2012 titled Between the CPA and Southern Independence: China's Post-Conflict Engagement in Sudan.
The paper explores the main areas of China's engagement in Sudan during the North-South Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) between 2005 and 2011. It pays particular attention to the evolution of China's relations with South Sudan. He argues that China's engagement in Sudan during the CPA is essential to understanding Beijing's relations with the two Sudans, and the ongoing combination of political, economic and security challenges it faces today.
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