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  1. Chinese peacekeepers' deaths were not in vain

    Posted Jan 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... has so far sent to 18 UN peace missions. China now ranks among the top 10 contributors of funds and peacekeeping forces. Through these commitments, the nation is working towards the ideal of lasting world peace. To bring this closer to reality, China and other nations must continue contributions to UN peacekeeping missions and co-operate in global security. The deaths of the eight ...

  2. Four mainland police officers to join Haiti peace force

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Beijing with a prime opportunity to burnish its image as a responsible world power. They said United Nations peacekeeping missions would provide a useful stage for a central government ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing The mainland is sending four police officers to bolster its peacekeeping force in Haiti, where a devastating earthquake claimed eight of their colleagues last ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Haiti to get 18m yuan of new aid

    Posted Jan 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... However, Beijing's continued participation in the effort is a delicate diplomatic issue. It must take place within the United Nations quake-recovery framework, as Haiti still recognises Taiwan ... Also aboard the flight are four peacekeeping officers, replacing four who were killed in the earthquake. Beijing maintains a 125-member peacekeeping force in Haiti, also through the auspices ...

  6. The high price of global stability

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... far sent to 18 UN peace missions. China now ranks among the top 10 contributors of funds and peacekeeping forces. Through these commitments, the nation is working towards the ideal of lasting ... The eight Chinese peacekeepers killed in last Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti were well aware that peacekeeping is a dangerous job. They had been trained to deal with civil unrest, ...

  7. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

    Posted Jan 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Where? 3/F, 60 Blue Pool Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong Why? Devoid of shelter and safe water, the lives of many children have been devastated by the tsunami that has claimed almost 150,000 lives in Asia so far. You can lend a hand to these children by hel ...

  8. Haiti

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of poor law enforcement. Despite substantial US aid and the presence of a United Nations peacekeeping force, Haiti is a major transshipment point for drug dealers taking their wares from South ... After Aristide's ouster, a UN peacekeeping force arrived to put the area under control, and in February 2006, Rene Preval was elected president. Since the rebellion, the weakened government ...

  9. Two elite PLA units begin 'Sharpening 2008' drill

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the agency said the exercise involved at least the Jinan Military Region and the Beijing Military Region. According to military experts, the units involved were likely a mechanised infantry brigade of the 54th Group Army in Henan and an armoured regiment from the 38th Group Army under the Beijing Military Region. Both units are considered elite forces of the PLA. The brigade is distinguished ...

  10. On deadly ground

    Posted Aug 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit More than 27 million people around the world are currently homeless due to natural disasters, political turmoil and war, according to the United Nations. Usually lacking food ... in 1999. A further 92 workers were kidnapped, compared with only 20 in 1999. In recognition of the efforts and sacrifices of aid workers, last year the United Nations declared August 19 World ...




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