People stand in front of Chinese United Nations peacekeeping forces camp on June 1, 2016 in Gao after Al-Qaeda's North African affiliate AQIM claimed responsibility for May 31 attacks that killed Chinese peacekeeper and three civilians working for the UN's Mali mission. Photo: AFP

Despite the costs, China is right to join UN peacekeeping missions

As Beijing deploys more personnel to trouble spots, there will be casualties. But as a responsible world power, it is a risk worth taking

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People stand in front of Chinese United Nations peacekeeping forces camp on June 1, 2016 in Gao after Al-Qaeda's North African affiliate AQIM claimed responsibility for May 31 attacks that killed Chinese peacekeeper and three civilians working for the UN's Mali mission. Photo: AFP
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