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China's peacekeepers -- new resources, new values

Democratic nations should resist Beijing's attempts to downgrade human rights

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China's growing role in United Nations peacekeeping operations brings much-needed resources to bear in conflict zones, where other states have often held back.

But Beijing's growing involvement also means that China will want a greater say in shaping the rules of peacekeeping, especially when it comes to the place of human rights in peacekeeping missions. Democratic states should rise to this challenge while welcoming the additional resources that Chinese engagement makes available.

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