240 Chinese Peacekeepers Leave for South Sudan on a One-Year Mission


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 A contingent of 240 Chinese peacekeepers left Zhangjiakou, a city in northern China’s Hebei Province, for South Sudan on Tuesday on a one-year mission.

The contingent constitutes the first batch of a 700-member peacekeeping infantry battalion dispatched by China.

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They will be tasked with guarding, patrolling, escorting, isolating conflicts, restoring orders, recurring and other security missions.

All members of the battalion have undergone a three-month training session designed on the basis of the security situations in South Sudan and have passed a test, said Han Tao, the battalion commander.

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