China's Ambassador to the United Nations Liu Jieyi speaks during a meeting of the Security Council at the United Nations in the Manhattan borough of New York February 17, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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China on Friday voiced opposition to a UN draft resolution on imposing sanctions on South Sudan, saying the measure would be unhelpful at a time when the warring factions are negotiating.The United States presented a draft text to the Security Council this week that provides for sanctions against individuals seen as blocking efforts to end the 14-month war in South Sudan.More than 1.5 million civilians have fled fighting and 2.5 million are in dire need of food aid in South Sudan, which declared independence from Sudan in 2011 .
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