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ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperOpinion / From the PressEditorialsOp-EdColumnistsContributorsCartoonsSpecialsFrom the PressForum TrendsFrom the ReadersDebateEditors Pick:Syrian refugeescyberspaceV-Day paradeshrimp scandalTPPPeace-keeping mission in South Sudan is Chinas dutyBy Li Yang (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated:2014-09-26 15:42Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallChina is sending 700 combat troops to South Sudan to engage in peace-keeping operations in a demonstration of its international responsibilities and not to build an “overseas military base”, says an article in the Beijing News.Excerpts:Although China has previously sent a peace-keeping police force, engineering corps and medical staff to Haiti and Rwanda, this is the first time it has dispatched combat troops in such large numbers to a foreign country.It sent 300 peace-keeping troops to Mali to protect Chinese engineers and from that action gained experience for the deployment in South Sudan.The increase in Chinas involvement in foreign peace-keeping missions corresponds to the growth in Chinas national power, and also matches the expectation of the international community for China’s greater contribution to global affairs.China follows resolutions of the United Nations Security Council, requests of the UN and has permission from the South Sudan government.All troop deployment is conducted under the command of the UN and Chinas peace-keeping mission in Africa is not unilaterial action for its own national interest.South Sudan is a new member of the UN. The international community takes responsibility for the new members stability and development. Responsible powers should not stand by when a young country is facing civil war.China abides by its non-interference principle in foreign affairs, will not take sides and maintains neutrality. As long as Chinas actions can boost regional stability and promote peace, it should not hesitate to do so. At the request of the UN and the South Sudan government, China can increase the scale of its peace-keeping forces if needed. 8.03KRelated StoriesChina confirms contact with South Sudan oppositionChina to support South SudanChinese peacekeepers to support South SudanUN helicopter shot down in South SudanMost Viewed Todays Top NewsPeace-keeping mission in South Sudan is China’s dutyInnovation is new driver for Chinese economyChinese tourists are golden harbingersPunish corrupt officials mistressesLi Nas era 李娜时代 (Li Na shi dai)Forum TrendsShould China enforce tighter rules on foreign teachers?Should age always equal respect and obedience?Is it moral to tell white lies in a relationship?How to deal with a co-worker you dont likeStereotypes about China and Chinese PeopleDo you offer your seat to those in need?Would you give money to beggars?ColumnistsUS should respect sovereignty of othersTheir deaths are as light as a featherFeatured ContributorsRumoured easing may not aid property sectorChina, white faces and expertiseStar BloggersCouple in love with Chinese culture By Chen DaweiSlater and Emma are an American couple that have lived in China for four years. They are both English teachers.Journey to South Asia By Laxmi LamsalWhy are developed nations now looking to the least-developed “virgin” nations? There are a lot of areas open to exploration by sharp minds and technologies.China s tie with triad in South Asia By Cai shenAs the world’s largest populated and second largest economy, China holds 14 neighbors with different political aspects and geographical structures.SpecialDeng Xiaoping: Architect of modern ChinaEx-Japanese PM: Abe should not visit Yasukuni ShrineChen Qinggang, keeping the world in focus…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer |Copyright 1995 -. All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.License for publishing multimedia online 0108263             Registration Number: 130349