01 Oct '11, 3am

China's African mischief // Reminds of the worst days of the Cold War

As Libya's National Transitional Council attempts to establish a functioning government for a newly-liberated country, the truth about what went on under Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's regime is starting to come to light. Various treasures have been unearthed from Tripoli mansions that were hastily vacated by their owners, and what happened to the tortured, the murdered, and the missing is beginning to be revealed. So, too, are some of Gaddafi's dirtiest diplomatic secrets being exposed. On Sept 2, the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail reported on recent negotiations between the embattled Gaddafi regime and Chinese armaments companies with direct ties to China's government for contracts worth US$200 million (S$260 million). Such contracts were in flagrant violation of the arms embargo instituted under the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1970, which China approved...

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