China dispatches peacekeeping battalion to South Sudan

China despatched [sic] the first 120 troops of a 700-strong peacekeeping infantry battalion to Juba, the capital of South Sudan, on 4 December, according to Xinhua news agency.

The remainder of the Chinese battalion, which has been assigned to a 12-month UN peacekeeping mission, will leave in five separate groups.

In July two Chinese peacekeepers were killed and five others injured during a mission in Juba.

Full article: China despatches peacekeeping battalion to South Sudan (IHS Jane’s 360)

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