The first-batch 165 members of the 12th Chinese peacekeeping contingent to South Sudan (Wau) set off from the mission area and returned home on December 1, after completing their one-year peacekeeping mission, according to the rotation deployment order.
All peacekeepers of the 16th Chinese peacekeeping engineer contingent to Sudan returned home on the morning of August 4 after successfully completing a ten-month peacekeeping mission. A grand welcome ceremony was held for them at the camp.
Zhengzhou City, the provincial seat of Henan in central China, has finally embraced a sunny day after several consecutive days of rain. On July 23, Chen Bo, the director of the political work department of an air force station assigned to the PLA Air Force stationed in Henan, got up early at 4 a.m. He received an order to carry out road dredging operations on five main roads in the urban area of Zhengzhou City with his 148 comrades.
More than 8,600 officers and soldiers of the PLA and Chinese People's Armed Police (PAP) Force, together with more than 11,000 militia and reserve personnel, have participated in the disaster rescue. With more than 1,300 vehicles and equipment and 217 rafts, they will continue to carry out rescue operations and reconstruction tasks in many places in Henan.
Crack troops from the Rocket Force, the 83rd Group Army, the Joint Logistic Support Force, the Henan Provincial Military Command and the first mobile corps under the Chinese People's Armed Police (PAP) Force, advanced towards the Fuwai Hospital from different directions on July 21.
The Chinese armed forces had deployed more than 6,000 officers and soldiers as well as over 10,000 militiamen in Central China's Henan province as of Thursday afternoon to take part in disaster relief efforts in the flood-stricken province.
Following the important instructions by Chinese President Xi Jinping and the overall deployments of China's Central Military Commission, the PLA Central Theater Command had dispatched more than 8,800 troops, along with 485 vehicles and vessels, to engage in disaster relief in over 30 places of Henan in parallel as of 12:00 a.m. on July 22.