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    Chinese peacekeepers in South Sudan (Juba) receive UN peace medals

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    JUBA, Oct. 8 — Recently, China‘s Eighth Infantry Battalion Peacekeeping South Sudan (Juba) held a medal ceremony at the Super Camp of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS ). All 700 Chinese peacekeepers were awarded United Nations Peace Medals of Honor.

    During the ceremony, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Head of UNMISS, Nicholas Haysom, accompanied by Ding Hong, commander of the Chinese peacekeeping infantry battalion, inspected the Chinese honor guard. Later, Haysom, along with other guests and representatives, including Ma Qiang, Chinese Ambassador to South Sudan, and Lt. Gen. Mohan Subramanian, UNMISS Force Commander, carried the medals of the soldiers of the peace one by one. It is learned that since the 8th Chinese Peacekeeping Infantry Battalion in South Sudan (Juba) was deployed to the mission area in December last year, it performed 208 authorized tasks such as patrols and armed guards, and dispatched more than 3,200 troops. In addition, he has also carried out activities such as humanitarian aid and the protection of the rights and interests of women and children. So far, it has donated more than 4,000 pieces (sets) of cultural, sports and daily necessities, and rescued more than 380 civilians, which has been highly appreciated by local people in South Sudan.

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