Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  SERVICES
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
 -
 -
Chinese UN peace-keeping force home from Liberia
+ -
16:58, April 30, 2008

 Related News
 PLA barracks open to foreign attaches
 China working to improve resettlement of retired PLA officers
 Chinese soldiers leave for UN peace mission in Liberia
 Online buying saves PLA millions on pharmaceutical purchases
 Military leaders: Chinese troops ordered to be combat-ready
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
A 275-member team of Chinese soldiers returned to Beijing Wednesday after wrapping up an eight-month peacekeeping mission with the United Nations (UN) in Liberia.

They were the second and last batch of the sixth peacekeeping detachment that China has sent to the African country. The first batch of 283 soldiers got back on April 20.

The detachment, with a total of 558 soldiers and officers of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA), consisted of a 240-member transport battalion, a 275-member engineering battalion, and a 43-member medical team.

They had successfully accomplished their tasks including facilitating transportation, building roads and bridges, and giving medical treatment to the sick and wounded since their arrival in the country last August.

All the 558 members of the sixth detachment in Liberia were awarded the first-class UN international peacekeeping medal for their outstanding performance.

China joined the peacekeeping mission in Liberia in December 2003 under Resolution 1509 of the UN Security Council. The government plans to send a total of 2,790 peacekeepers in rotation, with each mission lasting eight months.

The seventh peacekeeping detachment to Liberia departed on April 18 and April 28 respectively.

Source:Xinhua



  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Chinese netizen discussion of"boycott on French goods"
What is Nancy Pelosi really up to?
Miley Cyrus' sexy photos cause controversy
Dalai's brag about "peace", "non-violence" is nothing but lie
FM: China strongly denounces CNN host's insulting words

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90776/90883/6402040.pdf