Chinese peacekeepers stand in formation after their arrival in Bamako, Mali, in December 2013, the first time China dispatched security forces for a peacekeeping mission. Photo: Xinhua

China's US$1.1b peacekeeping play for global prestige

Pledges designed to present China as a responsible world partner, analysts say

Topic |   Xi's US Visit 2015

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Chinese peacekeepers stand in formation after their arrival in Bamako, Mali, in December 2013, the first time China dispatched security forces for a peacekeeping mission. Photo: Xinhua
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.