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  1. Why the UN welcomes Chinese peacekeepers

    Posted Mar 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the 43 men and women of his Chinese unit provide medical backup for 4,000 United Nations peacekeepers struggling to restore calm in eastern Congo after a war that has ... it will also be key to the peaceful entry of China onto the world stage. David Harland is chief of the United Nations Peacekeeping Best Practices Unit ...

  2. Haiti mission tests peacekeepers' grit

    Posted Sep 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting Housed in the dirtiest of UN camps, the troops find isolation is hardest to bear The Chinese riot police sent to Haiti on a peacekeeping mission are operating under worse circumstances than other United Nations forces in the troubled Caribbean nation. 'It's fair to say that the camps where China's riot police are stationed rank as the dirtiest of all those ...

  3. Aristide's exit leaves dark cloud over tragic nation

    Posted Mar 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Caricom appealed to the United Nations for immediate intervention in Haiti, but the UN Security Council did not authorise the sending of peacekeepers until yesterday, after Mr Aristide had left ... chapter in the country's history'. But some Latin American leaders are warning that the ousting of Mr Aristide and the role the United States played in bringing it about, mark an ominous ...

  4. China rising with enforcement role

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... than nine years ago, China used its weight in the United Nations Security Council to try to scuttle a peacekeeping mission in Haiti. Now, in the latest sign of its willingness to assume the role of world leader, it has joined another mission to this violence-torn nation, its largest contribution to a peacekeeping force. 'This is part of a move we've been seeing ...

  5. No nation should be exempt from justice

    Posted Jun 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The latest consequence of the prison abuse scandal in Iraq is an unexpected setback for the United States. But the Bush administration is in no position to complain. For the past two years, US troops on United Nations peacekeeping missions have enjoyed a privileged status- immunity from international war crimes prosecutions. In order to secure an extension of this immunity, ...

  6. UN must take the lead in rebuilding Haiti

    Posted Mar 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the culture of political violence that has dominated since it became independent 200 years ago - the United Nations will have to play a leading role. The UN Security Council has already authorised an international peacekeeping force to be deployed for three months. It has also signalled its willingness to extend the presence beyond that period. This extension should be seen as the only viable ...

  7. Law spreads the load in Aids battle

    Posted Aug 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... meeting of the supreme lawmaking body that closed in Beijing yesterday. The law was endorsed by the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee and took effect immediately. Under ... in national legislation. The law also targeted the illegal sale of blood, a channel for the spread of HIV, by imposing penalties on anyone who breaches clauses that ban the illegal collection of blood ...

  8. Confined to quarters

    Posted Dec 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that is the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (Minustah), he has had his hands full overseeing peacekeeping operations for 125 Chinese riot control police officers, while serving as their ad hoc ... contingent has been given three objectives: helping the Haitian national police and other UN peacekeepers fight crime; providing security for UN personnel and their families; and training the Haitian ...

  9. Nation divided over who's to blame, but united in its grief

    Posted Jun 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was strongly divided as to who was to blame, but hours after the death South Koreans were at least united by their grief. ...

  10. Beijing lumps UK and United States with developing nations

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or developing nations such as Cameroon and Belarus. Britain and America are among 22 countries whose nationals pay more than the standard rate for Chinese visas. Most are either impoverished African or South American states, or countries from the former Soviet bloc. According to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs list, there are only six countries whose nationals are now charged more for visas ...




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