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China announces standby peacekeeping police force

Updated: Dec 23,2016 7:36 AM     Xinhua

Members of China Standby Peacekeeping Police Force attend the force’s founding ceremony in Dongying city, east China’s Shandong province, Dec 22, 2016. The China Standby Peacekeeping Police Force under the Ministry of Public Security had been formed in Dongying city on Dec 22. The force consists of more than 300 people, with an average age of 27, selected from border control forces around the country. [Photo/Xinhua]

JINAN — The China Standby Peacekeeping Police Force under the Ministry of Public Security has been formed in Dongying city in east China’s Shandong province, according to an announcement on Dec 22.

The force consists of more than 300 people, with an average age of 27, selected from border control forces around the country. The force is divided into two subordinate anti-riot forces.

The Border Control Department of the ministry is in charge of organizing the force. Organization work started in March.

All members of the first anti-riot force passed assessments organized by the UN on Oct 12, and the force is ready to be sent abroad. The second force is preparing for the assessment.

Since 2004, the ministry has organized 12 peacekeeping anti-riot police forces. A total of 1,564 policemen have been sent abroad for peacekeeping missions.

Photo taken on Dec 22, 2016 shows some police equipments at the founding ceremony of China Standby Peacekeeping Police Force in Dongying city, east China’s Shandong province. [Photo/Xinhua]

Members of China Standby Peacekeeping Police Force attend the force’s founding ceremony in Dongying city, east China’s Shandong province, Dec 22, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Members of China Standby Peacekeeping Police Force attend the force’s founding ceremony in Dongying city, east China’s Shandong province, Dec 22, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua]

The founding ceremony of China Standby Peacekeeping Police Force is held in Dongying city, east China’s Shandong province, Dec 22, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Dec 22, 2016 shows some police equipments at the founding ceremony of China Standby Peacekeeping Police Force in Dongying city, east China’s Shandong province.[Photo/Xinhua]

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