Steven Spielberg quit his job as an artistic adviser to this year’s Summer Olympics in Beijing yesterday, making him one of several celebrities to criticize China for enabling the genocide in Darfur by buying Sudanese oil and selling arms to the Sudanese government. China has already made a public show of “cleaning up” Beijing for the Olympics, so maybe it’s possible that enough international pressure could push China to rework its trade relationship with Sudan. Then again, Spielberg could make a trade of his own, promising an “Indiana Jones” cameo at the opening ceremonies if China cuts ties with Sudan.

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