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The Growing Role of China in UN Peacekeeping Operations


This article discusses the growing role of China in UN peacekeeping
operations since 1989. First, the reasons for the non-engagement of China
after its admission to the UN and its Security Council in 1971 are described
to stress the difference of the Chinese behavior after the end of the Cold
War. Second, the increasing Chinese activity in UN peacekeeping is shown
by describing China’s gradually changing behavior in three areas: voting in
the Security Council, personnel contributions to peacekeeping operations
and financial contributions to the UN peacekeeping budget. In the end, the
article suggests that China’s growing role in UN PKO could be understood
as an important part of China’s peaceful rise policy.


China, United Nations, Security Council, peacekeeping, humanitarian intervention, conflict

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