Ninety-five Chinese riot police on Sunday left Beijing as
China's fourth peacekeeping team to Haiti in a United Nations
A 30-member contingent of the team arrived in Haiti on
The members' average age is 28 and include six women. They are
expected to be stationed in Haiti for eight months, according to
the Ministry of Public Security.
The team is composed by border police, most from east China's
They were trained on the language, shooting, driving, and combat
skills, the police authority said, adding that they had been
appraised by UN officials.
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said during his visit to Haiti
earlier this month that he would call for a 12-month extension of
the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti.
China's third Chinese riot police team is scheduled to return on
Aug. 15. Thirty members of them arrived in China on Aug. 4.
(Xinhua News Agency August 13, 2006)