Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    15 / 1   City Forecast

Home>>Foreign Affairs

China sends peacekeeping police squad for South Sudan


13:41, November 12, 2011

BEIJING, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- China on Friday night saw off its first police squad for South Sudan who will take part in the United Nations peacekeeping missions in the African country, the Ministry of Public Security said in a statement Saturday.

The 14-member squad, composed of police officers from southwestern municipality of Chongqing, departed from Beijing at 11 p.m. Friday, the statement said.

The squad includes staff from the departments of departure and entry, fire-fighting, criminal investigation, public security, training as well as traffic and patrol.

Members of the police squad have received a training course on international law and first aid, among other things, and are equipped with the requisite knowledge and skills for peacekeeping.

According to the ministry, China has sent more than 1,700 police for UN peacekeeping missions to Timor Leste, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Liberia, Afghanistan, Haiti and Sudan since January 2000.

South Sudan declared independence on July 9 this year, and China recognized its status as an independent country on the same day.

On July 8 this year, the United Nations Security Council approved a resolution to send 7,000 soldiers and 900 police in its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

  We Recommend  


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Miao ethnic group celebrates Miao's New Year in SW China

  2. World's first Angry Birds exclusive shop opens in Helsinki

  3. Veterans Day Parade in New York City

  4. Dead Sea loses bid to become one of New7Wonders of Nature

Most Popular


  1. World hopes APEC can kick-start economy
  2. Vision will drive changes to ruling system
  3. Hopes for future of country must be realistic
  4. 'RMB undervaluation' claims defy economic logic
  5. US unlikely to contain China's rise
  6. India's border troop surge aimed at rising China?
  7. Anxious US looks toward Asia
  8. Property curbs to remain despite price drop
  9. China's dilemma over Iran goes deeper
  10. China must act to save energy, cut emissions

What's happening in China

Mother and son share a desk at school

  1. Online shopping soars on Singles Day in China
  2. Taiwan bars smokers from top school jobs
  3. Beijing auto market growth unrivaled
  4. China mulls monitoring system on private lending
  5. LeTV, Tudou unite to share copyrights

PD Online Data

  1. The dragon dance
  2. Temple fairs in Beijing
  3. Lunar New Year´s Eve (I)
  4. Lunar New Year´s Eve (II)
  5. Little New Year (I)