U.N. Peacekeeping and Chinese Diplomacy

At The Atlantic, Anna Richardson describes the growth and implications of China’s U.N. peacekeeping deployments: With little fanfare, in the space of 20 years, China has steadily increased its commitment to UN peacekeeping...

Chinese General Leads Cyprus Peacekeepers

Reuters’ Peter Apps talks to China’s most senior U.N. peacekeeper, Major General Chao Liu, commander of the U.N. mission in Cyprus. With 1,800 personnel deployed around the world, China is now the largest contributor...

China in Africa: A “New Colonialism”?

In contrast with Hillary Clinton’s recent warnings of China’s “new colonialism”, the Stimson Center argues that China’s interests in Africa “should not be seen as categorically harmful”....

New Reports on China’s Role in Africa

A new report from the NGO Saferworld details the effect of China’s expanding African presence on the continent’s security and stability. China’s bilateral relations with African states are largely determined by its...

China Confirms Eight Nationals Dead in Haiti Earthquake

Eight Chinese nationals were killed during the earthquake that struck Haiti, including four members of a UN peace keeping mission: Xinhua said four of the victims were part of the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti and the other...

More English Needed as China Steps Up Peacekeeping

The People’s Liberation Army has been more active in peacekeeping missions around the world, and is now finding a need for more English training for their troops to communicate more effectively with U.N. personnel, Reuters...

Sudan Welcomes Chinese Peacekeepers

From AP: Their clocks are set on Beijing time, they use state-of-the-art equipment and — most of all — they are welcome by the Sudanese government. In just about everything, the Chinese peacekeeping contingent in Darfur is...

Darfur Rebels Spurn Chinese Force – BBC

Rebels in Darfur have demanded that peacekeepers from China pull out of the Sudanese region just hours after the arrival of 135 Chinese engineers. From BBC:
The army engineers arrived


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