China sends peacekeeping police to Liberia

CHINAPA team of 110 Chinese policemen left Beijing on Thursday for a one-year United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia.

Together with 30 Chinese policemen who arrived in Liberia in February, they will make up the fourth Chinese peacekeeping police riot squad sent on tour since Sept. 2013.

The riot police squad is tasked with maintaining security and order in the capital city, Monrovia, by patrolling, handling emergencies and guarding important figures.

The team, formed principally of border police from east China’s Zhejiang Province, have been trained in international law, weaponry application, bodyguarding and English. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.