• China triples peacekeeping force in South Sudan


    China’s defense ministry confirmed on Thursday that Beijing will send an additional 700 troops to join the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The new battalion will triple the number of troops China currently has deployed with UNMISS. Speaking at the Ministry of National Defense’ monthly press conference, spokesperson Geng Yangshen announced that China will send “a 700-personnel infantry battalion” to act as UN peacekeepers in South Sudan.


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