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...
by cschultz | Jan 18, 2010
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...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 19, 2009
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...
by Matthias Giessler | Jul 17, 2008
New York Times columnist Nicolas Kristof applauds the International Criminal Court’s recent request for an arrest warrant for the President of Sudan, Omar Hassan Al-Bashir, and turns his sights on China: If China continues...
by Matthias Giessler | Jul 15, 2008
From the AP: China said Tuesday it was concerned about an International Criminal Court prosecutor’s decision to seek an arrest warrant for Sudan’s president on charges of genocide in the African country’s...
by Matthias Giessler | Jul 10, 2008
In a strongly worded editorial the Los Angeles Times today implicated China in the recent attacks on United Nations peacekeepers in the Darfur region of Sudan. In what was the deadliest clash since the world body formally took...
by Matthias Giessler | Jun 21, 2008
Writing for US-China Today, a student-driven publication of the USC U.S.-China Institute, Elaine Wu provides an overview of China’s increasing contributions to United Nations’ peacekeeping missions. China has sent troops,...
by Liu Yong | Nov 28, 2007
From Reuters: China on Wednesday denounced criticism of its peacekeepers in Sudan’s strife-torn Darfur, saying they were helpful to the peace process and should not be threatened. A group of Darfur rebels last week...
by Wu Nan | Nov 24, 2007
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 on Saturday to prepare for a joint UN and African Union peacekeeping force of 26,000. The Jem says it wants China to withdraw its support […]
by Wu Nan | Sep 16, 2007
After months of taking heat for its no-strings aid to controversial African regimes, China’s looks as if its might be ready to get its hands dirty in the continent’s messiest conflict. From NPR: The Chinese government organized a reporters’ trip to an army base in central Henan province to see the People’s Liberation Army engineering […]
by Sophie Beach | May 8, 2007
As a new report from Amnesty International criticizes China for supplying arms to Sudan, the Washington Post reports that China is making plans to send a military engineering unit to assist the African Union peace-keeping troops in the war-torn region of Darfur, Sudan: The decision to help bolster the 7,000 African Union peacekeepers was seen […]
by Wu Nan | Nov 24, 2006
From Washington Post: When African nations began urging the deployment of peacekeepers to Somalia in June to prop up its embattled government, an unlikely nation stepped forward to support their call for action: China, which had long been wary of such interventions by the United Nations. China’s emergence as an economic superpower has forced the […]
by Michael Zhao | Sep 11, 2006
From Reuters via the New York Times: China plans to send a contingent of peacekeeping troops to Lebanon and is consulting the United Nations on the details, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday. The spokesman gave no details but French President Jacques Chirac, whose country is a key player in the U.N. deployment, […]
by Sophie Beach | May 11, 2005
From the Jamestown Foundation’s China Brief: After China joined the UN in 1971, it adamantly opposed peacekeeping operations (PKO) and refused to contribute money or resources to any operations. Adhering to a strict definition of sovereignty and non-interference, China rejected international interventions that supposedly violated their notions of peaceful co-existence and potentially invited international scrutiny […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods