The Chinese military has participated in 24 UN peacekeeping operations and sent more than 40,000 military peacekeeping personnel since 1990. Chinese peacekeepers have won high praise from the United Nations, the local governments and people for their excellent combat effectiveness, good behavior, consummate skills and strict discipline.
U.S. Flying Tigers veteran Glen Beneda could hardly hold back his tears when he saw the wreckage of his fighter plane shot down by the Japanese during the World War II still lying in the mud in a lake in central China.
"My expectations are always that we continue to be friends," the former pilot gunner, who joined the Flying Tigers in 1944, told Xinhua on the sidelines of the 4th Sino-American Second World War Friendship and Flying Tiger History Conference held here on Friday and Saturday.