China to send peacekeeping forces to Mali
Updated : 2013-07-15
By ( chinadaily.com.cn )
HARBIN - A 395-strong peacekeeping troop was formed in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiangrovince, on Friday and will be sent to Mali.
The troop including engineering, medical and guard teams will be sent in two batches at the end of July and the beginning of September, respectively.
The peacekeepers will be tasked with repairing roads and bridges, safeguarding peace and stability as well as providing medical assistance.
It will be China's 30th UN peacekeeping mission since it started dispatching peacekeepers in 1989.
Harbin regained the honorary title of "National Civilized City" on Aug 21.
Harbin Economic and Development Zone recently issued measures for the innovative development of the industrial chain.
The Harbin area of China (Heilongjiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone recently moved to streamline its small business licensing regulations to help stimulate the zone’s economy.
Heilongjiang province will leverage all its formidable array of natural advantages to develop its popular winter tourism.