30,000 Chinese soldiers have served in 16 African missions

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30,000 Chinese soldiers have served in 16 African missions

Sunday marks the International Day of U.N. Peacekeepers. And this year’s theme is “Honouring Our Heroes”.

China has taken part in operations since the 1990s. As the security situation worsens in war-torn areas around the globe, Beijing has offered to send even more peacekeepers.

CCTV’s Quan Chenchen reports.

30,000 Chinese soldiers have served in 16 African missions

30,000 Chinese soldiers have served in 16 African missions

Sunday marks the International Day of U.N. Peacekeepers. And this year's theme is "Honouring Our Heroes". China has taken part in operations since the 1990s. As the security situation worsens in war-torn areas around the globe, Beijing has offered to send even more peacekeepers. CCTV's Quan Chenchen reports.

Over the years, Chinese peacekeepers primarily assisted with engineering, transport, medical aid, and security patrol missions.

China’s medical unit in Mali, one of the least developed countries in the world that treated nearly 3,000 patients for malaria, Ebola, and other diseases over the course of one year.

At the United Nations General Assembly last year, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced China will contribute around 11,000 troops to protect civilians, UN staff, and humanitarian workers in conflict regions.

Making China the largest troop contributor to the U.N. In comparison, Bangladesh and India have each committed around 8,000 troops to serve in U.N. missions around the world.