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Thursday, December 22, 2016, 18:30

China announces standby peacekeeping police force

By Xinhua

China announces standby peacekeeping police force
Peacekeeping troops from China, deployed by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), patrol outside the premises of the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba on Oct 4, 2016.  (ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN / AFP)

JINAN - The China Standby Peacekeeping Police Force under the Ministry of Public Security has been formed in Dongying city in East China's Shandong province, according to an announcement on Thursday.

All members of the first anti-riot force passed assessments and the force is ready to be sent abroad

The force consists of more than 300 people, with an average age of 27, selected from border control forces around the country. The force is divided into two subordinate anti-riot forces.

The Border Control Department of the ministry is in charge of organizing the force. Organization work started in March.

All members of the first anti-riot force passed assessments organized by the UN on Oct 12, and the force is ready to be sent abroad. The second force is preparing for the assessment.

Since 2004, the ministry has organized 12 peacekeeping anti-riot police forces. A total of 1,564 policemen have been sent abroad for peacekeeping missions.

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