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In China, told about the sending to South Sudan 700 of their troops


It became known about the dispatch of Chinese troops to Africa. According to the Chinese press, initially it was about 240 troops of the infantry battalion deployed in Zhangjiakou (Hebei Province of China). The goals are named.

It is reported that the Chinese military command decided to send their troops to South Sudan as representatives of an extensive peacekeeping contingent. And the 240 military from the PRC is only the first link of the Chinese military who arrive in South Sudan as peacekeepers. In total, the PLA (People's Liberation Army of China) is sending about 700 of its troops to this African country - the entire personnel of the mentioned infantry battalion from Zhangjiakou.

The Chinese military command reports that it is the most representative Chinese peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. It will last exactly a year.

The tasks of the Chinese military, as noted in the PLA, will include patrolling in agreed areas, guarding important facilities, curbing the occurrence of armed conflicts, restoring order in “difficult zones” and other security tasks.

Before being sent to South Sudan, Chinese servicemen were said to have undergone three-month special training, as well as psychological testing. This was reported by the commander of the infantry battalion Khan Tao.

Recall that in Africa there is so far the only Chinese foreign military base. It is located in the state of Djibouti. There is also a US military base. Moreover, the Pentagon has repeatedly demonstrated irritation in connection with such a neighborhood.
Photos used:
China Military, Ministry of Defense of China

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  1. Fedorov
    Fedorov 21 November 2019 09: 17
    Well done. The territory must be mastered if they are not accidentally beaten from a slingshot or an air gun.
    1. cost
      cost 21 November 2019 09: 58
      South Sudan is rich in oil resources. The country extracts about 200 thousand barrels of oil daily. By the end of next year, the country's authorities are planning to double oil production. The China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) is one of the key members of the international consortium that produces oil in South Sudan, accounting for 40%.
      1. Dreamboat
        Dreamboat 21 November 2019 10: 28
        China demonstrates geopolitical ambitions. The PLA on the level of equipment and training may well act as peacekeepers in any region more efficient than the NATO hodgepodge.
        It would be an interesting move to attract the Chinese to peacekeepers in the Donbass. On the one hand, this would spoil the Amerzky plans to destabilize the region and create loyal forces near the borders of Russia, on the other hand, China still has an interest in the Soviet legacy of Ukraine. And China (unlike Belarus or Kazakhstan) is quite capable of ensuring a real separation of forces and a ceasefire.
        1. hrych
          hrych 21 November 2019 23: 30
          Quote: Dreamboat
          attract precisely the Chinese peacekeepers in the Donbass

          Are you a fan of this? And so there are peacekeepers - fighters of LDNR. Secondly, we’ll figure it out ourselves without these ... Thirdly, Western intelligence agencies will soon have a happy life in Africa. So let's see what peacekeepers are and what they stand for.
    2. Civil
      Civil 21 November 2019 10: 24
      So the movement of a new superpower began. Let's see where they give her a fight. They pacified Tibet and Uyghuria.
      1. Flooding
        Flooding 21 November 2019 10: 32
        Rather, Chinese expansion continues. It began with its economic stage. And it will take on more and more new forms.
        Although nothing is new under the moon. It’s just that the eastern sages are able to absorb the experience of generations and act in a silent glanders.
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 21 November 2019 09: 17
    Before being sent to South Sudan, Chinese servicemen were said to have undergone three-month special training, as well as psychological testing.

    In this regard, the Chinese are well done. The discipline is fierce! Good luck to them.
  3. Roman 57 rus
    Roman 57 rus 21 November 2019 09: 22
    Something petty Chinese. They would bring 100 million ordinary citizens, and a couple of factories in addition, that would be peacekeeping ..
  4. Yrec
    Yrec 21 November 2019 09: 23
    The Chinese do not have enough combat experience, so they sent the whole battalion. Although usually, in such cases BTG is sent. We decided, apparently, to test with the headquarters and security.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 21 November 2019 09: 29
    It became known about the dispatch of Chinese troops to Africa.

    They protect their investments ... this, in today's times, and even earlier, was practiced by ALL who could, of course, afford it.
    1. Aerodrome
      Aerodrome 21 November 2019 09: 35
      Quote: rocket757

      Protect your investment ...
      namely, large oil reserves.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 21 November 2019 09: 41
        Quote: Aerodrome
        Quote: rocket757

        Protect your investment ...
        namely, large oil reserves.

        Not only striped presidents love oil to, to the violation of all "international" laws and norms! it looks like Chairman Xi also loves oil ... not as wildly as striped, but also very specific!
  6. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 21 November 2019 09: 54
    Then they will extend the mandate or agree with the leadership of the country, and the base will already be. They still need transport and attack helicopters there.
    A good click on the nose of USAFRICOM.
  7. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 21 November 2019 11: 16
    They asked why China has large UDC?
    For such operations, for example.
    China spills Africa on a large scale. Like Britain and France did not even dream at one time. And do not compare with the USSR. Railways and highways, ports, factories.
    But not all locals like it.
    The Chinese Marines will have a lot of work.