South Sudan offered the PLA an opportunity to train its forces and test equipment. Photo: Xinhua
South Sudan offered the PLA an opportunity to train its forces and test equipment. Photo: Xinhua

China puts its military to the test in African peacekeeping roles

  • PLA’s involvement in UN missions has been an opportunity to accumulate experience at relatively low cost, observers say
  • Many of China’s latest weapons and platforms have been tested in African waters, as Beijing seeks to extend its reach

South Sudan offered the PLA an opportunity to train its forces and test equipment. Photo: Xinhua
South Sudan offered the PLA an opportunity to train its forces and test equipment. Photo: Xinhua
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