US media: 8,000 Chinese "Blue Helmets" are on standby. The US military only sends 50 people.

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US media: 8,000 Chinese "Blue Helmets" are on standby. The US military only sends 50 people.

2018-12-02 20:25:25 232 ℃

Reference News Network reported on December 2 US media said that China said on November 29 that it has formed a UN peacekeeping standby force of thousands of people. This will further enhance its leadership in the efforts of the global body to quell conflicts around the world.

According to the US Stars and Stripes website on November 29, China’s Ministry of National Defense spokesman Ren Guoqiang said at a monthly press conference that the 8,000-strong force passed the UN last month. Assessment of the organization. This fulfills the commitment made by the Chinese leaders at the United Nations three years ago.

The report said that China is the permanent member of the UN Security Council and has the largest number of peacekeepers. It is the second largest contributor to the peacekeeping operations budget, with a capital contribution ratio of more than 10%. The United States is the largest contributor to the peacekeeping operations budget, but only 50 officers were sent in UN peacekeeping operations.

Ren Guoqiang said that China has trained more than 1,500 peacekeepers for dozens of countries.

He said: "The Chinese military has demonstrated the role of a major power in safeguarding world peace and building a community of human destiny with practical actions." He also said that China will actively consider sending more types of peacekeepers to participate in peacekeeping operations.

The report said that the United Nations currently carries out 15 peacekeeping missions, most of which are in Africa.