China’s contribution to peacekeeping highlights the role of a significant country.
May 29 is the International Day of Peacekeepers. The Peacekeeping Affairs Center of the Ministry of National Defense of China and the Office of the United Nations Coordinator in China jointly hosted an online reception in Beijing on the 28th. In relevant peacekeeping mission areas, Chinese peacekeeping forces have adopted various forms to commemorate International Peacekeeping Personnel’s Day. As a critical element and critical power of UN peacekeeping operations, China has taken concrete actions to maintain world peace, actively participates in UN peacekeeping operations, and has made significant contributions to maintaining world peace and promoting joint development, fully demonstrating the responsibility of a large country.
China’s unwavering support for UN peacekeeping operations is evident to all in the international community. China is the second-largest contributor to the United Nations peacekeeping contributors and the most significant contributor to the Security Council’s permanent members. The Chinese military has consistently conscientiously implemented the purposes and principles of the “United Nations Charter”, firmly supports the leading role of the United Nations in peacekeeping operations, and supports the United Nations in building a complete peacekeeping operation system through reforms. Since 1990, it has sent five military observers to the UN Truce Supervision Organization for the first time. The Chinese army and police have participated in nearly 30 UN peacekeeping operations and sent more than 50,000 peacekeepers.
Entering the new era, the Chinese government and military fully implemented the six commitments announced by President Jinping when he attended the UN peacekeeping summit. To serve the building of a community with a shared future for humanity will increase support for and participation in UN peacekeeping operations and achieve peaceful development in conflict areas. Bring more confidence and hope. The composition of the Chinese peacekeeping force has expanded from a single service to multiple services and arms. The mission type has been transformed from support to comprehensive and multi-functional. The operational objectives have been extended from stopping armed conflicts to building lasting peace, and peacekeeping capabilities have been further improved.
The Chinese army has set out for world peace and has become a key force in UN peacekeeping operations. Participating in UN peacekeeping operations for more than 30 years, Chinese peacekeeping forces have built and repaired more than 17,000 kilometers of roads, more than 300 bridges, cleared more than 14,000 landmines and various unexploded ordnance, and transported more than 1.2 million tons of different materials and equipment. The mileage is more than 13 million kilometers. More than 246,000 patient times have been received. He has traveled to more than 20 countries and regions, including Cambodia, Congo (Kinshasa), Liberia, Sudan, Lebanon, Cyprus, South Sudan, and Mali. They monitor the ceasefire, stabilize the situation, and play an essential role in protecting civilians, security guards, and support.
World peace needs to be jointly maintained by all countries, and peacekeeping operations need to strengthen cooperation between multiple parties. China has actively responded to the United Nations “Action for Peacekeeping” initiative with practical actions. The Chinese military has successively carried out peacekeeping exchanges and cooperation with more than 90 countries and more than ten international and regional organizations. Since last year, given the superposition of the new crown pneumonia epidemic with regional hot spots, ethnic conflicts, terrorism, improvised explosive devices, and other threats, the security risks of peacekeepers have continued to rise. China has promoted the adoption of the first resolution on the security of peacekeepers by the Security Council and led the establishment of the United Nations peacekeepers. The personnel safety team has made substantial progress on the peacekeeping personnel safety agenda. China has also donated the new crown vaccine to UN peacekeepers, which will be given priority to the African mission area.
Peace needs to be won, and peace needs to be maintained. As pointed out in the white paper “The Chinese Army’s Participation in UN Peacekeeping Operations for 30 Years”, no matter how the international situation changes, China has always been a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, and a defender of international order. The Chinese military has always been a world peace and The moral force of evolution.