It sounds like the Chinese may again be mounting an effort at the UN to push for invoking Article 16 to suspend the war crimes investigation of Sudanese President Bashir. This should be a no-brainer for the new Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and U.N. Ambassador, Susan Rice, to swat down. The Sudanese Government has done nothing to advance the cause of peace in Darfur, and its forces continue to mount bombing raids in Darfur as recently as yesterday, in violation of any number of existing agreements. When will Beijing understand that being a defense lawyer for Africa’s tyrants is not only ruining its international reputation, but is also bad business?