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A team of 109 Chinese peacekeepers left Beijing last month for a one-year United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia.

The group of peacemakers, consisting of a transportation and an engineering detachment, will be tasked with road and bridge maintenance and the provision of construction materials, fuel and international relief supplies.

Shi Shuai, the political commissar, said that the peacekeepers have made plans for emergencies including being attacked, and received training for first aid, engineering reconnaissance and riot control.

This is the 19th group of peacekeepers that China has deployed to Liberia since 2003.

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