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Chinese soldiers implement UN peacekeeping missions worldwide

07-30-2012 15:53 BJT

Members of a Chinese peacekeeping medical team conduct health examination for kids in an SOS Children's Village in Bukavu, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Oct. 1, 2009. Over the two decades since it sent its first peacekeeping troop to Cambodia in April 1992, China has participated in more than 20 UN peacekeeping missions, dispatching a total of 20,000 soldiers. There are now nearly 2,000 Chinese peacekeepers carrying out their tasks in 12 peacekeeping missions. Chinese peacekeeping troops are formed by members of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), which will celebrate its 85th founding anniversary on August 1, 2012. (Xinhua/He Changzhen)

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