China deploys 11th civilian police peacekeeping team to Timor-Leste
Funding agency [Type]
Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]
Government and civil society (Code: 150)
Free-standing technical assistance
On March 27, 2007, China sent a group of 10 civilian police officers to Timor-Leste to help the country stabilize following its crisis in May 2006. They were accompanied by three military observers from the UN mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT). The officers are specialists in the fields of administrative management, information technology, public security, criminal investigation and border security. They have received training in weapons, driving, and languages in China's peace-keeping police training center. On September 25, 2007, the team received UN peace medals for their efforts in Dili. Together, they represent the 11th civilian peacekeeping team that China has sent to Timor-Leste.
An article from the Australian Army Journal claims that this deployment was only the second from China.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Timor-Leste [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
China Ministry of Public Security [Government Agency]