China's Xi says to commit 8,000 troops for U.N. peacekeeping force




 
--
Boots
 
September 28th, 2015  
News Manager
 

Topic: China's Xi says to commit 8,000 troops for U.N. peacekeeping force


By Michael Martina and David Brunnstrom UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China will contribute 8,000 troops for a United Nations peacekeeping standby force, China's President Xi Jinping told the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, a move that could make it one of the largest players in U.N. peacekeeping efforts. Xi's pledge comes as China is trying to show it is a responsible international player amid concern over its growing military might and territorial disputes in the Asia-Pacific region. During a state visit to Washington on Friday, Xi agreed with U.S. President Barack Obama that both countries would increase their "robust" peacekeeping commitments.




More...
 


Similar Topics
How to beat the Taliban in Afghanistan / Pakistan (and win the war on terror)
What should fly in the Iraqi Air Force?
Chinese military aircraft present situation
India and Pakistan
U.S. would commit huge force to thwart N. Korean offensive