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China police team starts joint patrol on Mekong River

12-10-2011 09:44 BJT

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A special police team to patrol the Mekong River has been set up in southwest China's Yunnan province.

It will take part in joint police patrols with counterparts from Laos, Myanmar and Thailand to maintain security along the river, a major transport route in the region.

Joint police patrols are expected to help restore shipping services that have been suspended since the cargo ship attack on October the 5th led to the deaths of 13 Chinese sailors. It aims to protect the safety of passengers and vessels, as well as reduce crime along the river.

Besides patrols, the team will carry out rescue operations and provide as much assistance as they can for passenger and commercial vessels on the river.

A special police team to patrol the Mekong River has been set up in southwest China's
Yunnan province.

A special police team to patrol the Mekong River has been set up in southwest China's
Yunnan province.

Fully armored Chinese police officers line up as their patrol missions along the Mekong
River starts in Guanlei, Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China's
Yunnan Province, Dec. 9, 2011. Together with police departments of Laos, Myanmar and
Thailand, China launched a water police squad here on Friday to participate in joint patrol along the Mekong River, following a shipping suspension caused by a deadly attack on
Chinese ships in October. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

Fully armored Chinese police officers line up as their patrol missions along the Mekong
River starts in Guanlei, Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China's
Yunnan Province, Dec. 9, 2011. Together with police departments of Laos, Myanmar and
Thailand, China launched a water police squad here on Friday to participate in joint patrol along the Mekong River, following a shipping suspension caused by a deadly attack on
Chinese ships in October. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

Fully armored Chinese police officers line up as their patrol
missions along the Mekong River starts in Guanlei, Dai
Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China's
Yunnan Province, Dec. 9, 2011. Together with police departments
of Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, China launched a water police
squad here on Friday to participate in joint patrol along the
Mekong River, following a shipping suspension caused by a deadly
attack on Chinese ships in October. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

Fully armored Chinese police officers line up as their patrol missions along the Mekong
River starts in Guanlei, Dai Autonomous Prefecture of Xishuangbanna, southwest China's
Yunnan Province, Dec. 9, 2011. Together with police departments of Laos, Myanmar and
Thailand, China launched a water police squad here on Friday to participate in joint patrol along the Mekong River, following a shipping suspension caused by a deadly attack on
Chinese ships in October. (Xinhua/Lin Yiguang)

 

Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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