China's fifth police contingent for Haiti has passed a UN
evaluation and will begin its peace-keeping mission next month,
sources with the Ministry of Public Security said on Wednesday.
The 125-member team, selected from border police officers in
Guangdong Province, will be stationed in the Caribbean country for
eight months before returning to China in December.
UN officials in charge of the three-day evaluation were
impressed with their military abilities and skills as well as the
morale, an official with the ministry said.
The team underwent five months of intensive training in more
than 40 fields, including shooting, driving, language and
China has sent more than 800 peace-keeping police officers
abroad since January 2000, including four teams to Haiti.
(Xinhua News Agency March 8, 2007)