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China sends peacekeeping police to Liberia

People's Daily Online

(Xinhua) 20:49, September 16, 2015

China's 14th contingent of police officers will be dispatched early Thursday morning for a United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in Liberia, according to the Ministry of Public Security on Wednesday.

The 12-member team was formed by the Jiangxi Public Security Authority in east China.

The team have been trained in international law, first aid, driving, English, marksmanship and the regional situation.

Since 2000, China has dispatched 2,290 peacekeeping police to nine-task regions, including Timor-Leste, Liberia and Haiti. At present, 161 Chinese peacekeeping police are still in three task zones, including Liberia and South Sudan.

Over the last 15 years, Chinese peacekeeping police have dealt with 700 mass riots and taken part in suppressing militants, and quake relief. They have confiscated more than 9,500 weapons, helped more than 18,000 refugees return home, rescued more than 390 hostages and caught 2,436 suspects.

China will make more efforts in UN peacekeeping missions with its improving national strength, the ministry said.

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