Chinese UN peacekeepers parade on National Day celebrations
For the first time, the military parade features the Chinese United Nations peacekeeping force, which was led by Major Generals Xu Youze and Ma Baochuan.
Wearing blue berets and camouflaged uniforms, soldiers from this formation were drawn from various peacekeeping missions. Many of its officers and soldiers have participated in international peacekeeping operations organized by the UN in Lebanon, Mali and other countries.
China has deployed more than 2,500 uniformed personnel to seven UN peacekeeping missions, making it the largest contributor of peacekeepers among the five permanent UN Security Council members.
Dubbed as "key elements and strength of peacekeeping operations," Chinese soldiers are winning recognition for their work around the world.