China will speak today at the United Nations General Assembly meeting, which is taking place online this year. Peacekeeping will likely be a key topic of discussion for the Chinese given the increasingly prominent role Beijing plays in UN operations around the world, particularly in Africa.
Currently, Chinese forces are participating in 13 UN peacekeeping operations (PKO) around the world, including 8 in Africa. China contributes more forces to PKOs than any other permanent member of the Security Council and, according to a new white paper released on Friday, it plans to provide more personnel, resources, and funding for peacekeeping operations.
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