China to boost peacekeepers in Lebanon to 1000

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BEIJING -- China has decided to increase its peacekeeping force in Lebanon to 1,000 personnel, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said here Monday.

Wen made the remarks at a meeting with the press following his talks with visiting Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi.

French President Jacques Chirac last week revealed China's peacekeeping commitment after meeting Wen in Helsinki, but until now China had not specified the size of its contribution to U.N. efforts to maintain peace in Lebanon.

"China has decided to increase its peacekeeping force in Lebanon to 1,000," Wen told reporters at a joint news conference in Beijing with Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi.

Around 200 Chinese engineers already work for the U.N. in Lebanon clearing mines and unexploded ordnance. The U.N. peacekeeping force is being expanded to uphold a shaky truce between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas.


http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2006-09/18/content_691363.htm
 
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I am surprised that no one has picked up on the significance of this - do you know that in PLA circles it is mooted that Chinese Forces will be deployed with EU inc UK Forces on a regular basis in a few years.
 

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I did see this report earlier. For quite a while now there have been reports of Chinese diplomats (legals) in the region, and one must assume other's (illegals, tho' I'm betting the relevant regime's are quite happy to have them there :twisted: ). I keep hearing people discuss China as an emerging super power!!!! Now I may be dumb (in fact the fact does not need much dispute) but why exactly are they one of the five permenant members (and have been since inception) of the UNSC again????
 

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Good way to get free training in operational doctrine, I should think. Expect lots of questions about amphibeous landings.

Although what they'll learn from the French and Italians in Lebanon I don't know - collaboration, running away and surrendering. :D
 
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Nehustan said:
I did see this report earlier. For quite a while now there have been reports of Chinese diplomats (legals) in the region, and one must assume other's (illegals, tho' I'm betting the relevant regime's are quite happy to have them there :twisted: ). I keep hearing people discuss China as an emerging super power!!!! Now I may be dumb (in fact the fact does not need much dispute) but why exactly are they one of the five permenant members (and have been since inception) of the UNSC again????
Mmmm maybe contary to the standard of your other posts, your Dumb. If having over twenty percent of the worlds population under one flag, the Worlds biggest AirForce, The Worlds biggest Army and the Worlds biggest by far, reserve force, all rapidly re equiping to 21st Century standards. Does not qualify you for UNSC membership. When the french are and have to be shamed by the Italians into providing more than 200 troops to a mission they have initiated.

Can the Chinese fight? I don't know, ask Trip Wire how much free time he had on his hands in Korea.
 

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Yeh I thought I was missing something when I heard people talking of China as an emerging superpower ;)
 
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China already has 300 + troops demining in Lebabnon no body complained before.....
 
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I wonder if the next announcement that China makes in regards to Lebanon is a huge investment deal in regards to the Lebanese infrastructure? - first Gwader and next no doubt, Tyre
 

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Quite possible, wonder if Israel would think twice about knocking it down a third time...
 
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Nehustan said:
I did see this report earlier. For quite a while now there have been reports of Chinese diplomats (legals) in the region, and one must assume other's (illegals, tho' I'm betting the relevant regime's are quite happy to have them there :twisted: ). I keep hearing people discuss China as an emerging super power!!!! Now I may be dumb (in fact the fact does not need much dispute) but why exactly are they one of the five permenant members (and have been since inception) of the UNSC again????
Because China (or rather the Nationalist part) was one of the victors of WW2.
 
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Nehustan said:
I did see this report earlier. For quite a while now there have been reports of Chinese diplomats (legals) in the region, and one must assume other's (illegals, tho' I'm betting the relevant regime's are quite happy to have them there :twisted: ). I keep hearing people discuss China as an emerging super power!!!! Now I may be dumb (in fact the fact does not need much dispute) but why exactly are they one of the five permenant members (and have been since inception) of the UNSC again????[/quote]

You are indeed dumb, as AJ pointed out. A more interesting question would be why a small island off Europe which doesn't even own its own nuclear missiles and is almost entirely dependant on another country to exert any kind of meaningful power projection is on the P5. China's economy recently overtook the UK and France to become the 4th largest in the world, IIRC.
 

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Perevodchik said:
AJ and Andy, I think you are both missing the sarcasm in Nehustan's post
It's a personal niggle of mine at the moment which often has shouting obsenities at the TV. When Current affairs programmes and thus journalists talk about China as an 'emerging' super power, I'm like 'Idiots did you people miss the whole of Chinese History????'
 
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A real pity they've not signed up for the Afghanistan mission - seems they have no problems stumping up the troops unlike many of the European wasters we're lumbered with.
 
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armchair_jihad said:
Nehustan said:
I did see this report earlier. For quite a while now there have been reports of Chinese diplomats (legals) in the region, and one must assume other's (illegals, tho' I'm betting the relevant regime's are quite happy to have them there :twisted: ). I keep hearing people discuss China as an emerging super power!!!! Now I may be dumb (in fact the fact does not need much dispute) but why exactly are they one of the five permenant members (and have been since inception) of the UNSC again????
Mmmm maybe contary to the standard of your other posts, your Dumb. If having over twenty percent of the worlds population under one flag, the Worlds biggest AirForce, The Worlds biggest Army and the Worlds biggest by far, reserve force, all rapidly re equiping to 21st Century standards. Does not qualify you for UNSC membership. When the french are and have to be shamed by the Italians into providing more than 200 troops to a mission they have initiated.

Can the Chinese fight? I don't know, ask Trip Wire how much free

time he had on his hands in Korea.
Yes, they can fight! I think though, that they have changed there tactics since Korea and their little battle with Vietnam, on the border. As I recall, they tried their tried and true 'mass wave' frontal attacks, like they did in Korea, in Vietnam and got their arrse handed to them.

We didn't have Claymores and a lot of weapons that were designed after Korea, to defeat such attacks.

I think, we shouldn't let the Chinese militray get into these areas. Keep them in China, were they belong. Just my 2 Cents!
 
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Trip_Wire said:
I think, we shouldn't let the Chinese militray get into these areas. Keep them in China, were they belong. Just my 2 Cents!
I wouldn't be surprised if that was the Chinese governments opinion on the US military either. ;)
 
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Brick said:
Trip_Wire said:
I think, we shouldn't let the Chinese militray get into these areas. Keep them in China, were they belong. Just my 2 Cents!
I wouldn't be surprised if that was the Chinese governments opinion on the US military either. ;)

In China? Hmmm ok? :roll:
 
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Trip_Wire said:
Yes, they can fight! I think though, that they have changed there tactics since Korea and their little battle with Vietnam, on the border. As I recall, they tried their tried and true 'mass wave' frontal attacks, like they did in Korea, in Vietnam and got their arrse handed to them.
I have a friend here who was a veteran of the China / Vietnam war, him and his buddies are all incredibly bitter about the way they were led, the reason for the War and that fact now the War 'never happened'. All of the survivors have been given good jobs etc but have to keep their mouths shut.

Trip_Wire said:
I think, we shouldn't let the Chinese militray get into these areas. Keep them in China, were they belong. Just my 2 Cents!
Well Trip I have to disagree, when it comes to the War on Terror the Chinese are onside and increasingly willing to lend a hand troops wise.
 
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armchair_jihad said:
Trip_Wire said:
Yes, they can fight! I think though, that they have changed there tactics since Korea and their little battle with Vietnam, on the border. As I recall, they tried their tried and true 'mass wave' frontal attacks, like they did in Korea, in Vietnam and got their arrse handed to them.
I have a friend here who was a veteran of the China / Vietnam war, him and his buddies are all incredibly bitter about the way they were led, the reason for the War and that fact now the War 'never happened'. All of the survivors have been given good jobs etc but have to keep their mouths shut.

Trip_Wire said:
I think, we shouldn't let the Chinese militray get into these areas. Keep them in China, were they belong. Just my 2 Cents!
Well Trip I have to disagree, when it comes to the War on Terror the Chinese are onside and increasingly willing to lend a hand troops wise.


I don't agree:

I think China should not be used in Afganistan or anywhere outside of China, as long as they are a Communist regime. Why invite them to broaden there interest? They will do it on there own fast enough, without our help. They are not our friends or Allies! :roll:
 

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