发布时间：2022-08-01 16:46:15 | 来源：中国网-中国习观 | 责任编辑：刘怿艺
2022 witnesses the 95th anniversary of the foundation of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). For 95 years, while resolutely safeguarding national sovereignty, security, and development interests, PLA has also been actively participating in overseas peacekeeping, escorting, and rescuing missions. PLA has taken up the task of maintaining world peace, as was once stressed by Xi Jinping, the General Secretary, “PLA contributes more Chinese power to preserve world peace and shows a good image of the Chinese military to the world.”
China is not only an advocate but also an activist in maintaining world peace. Never has China initiated any single war and conflict; instead, China has promoted stability in various regions by means of its own development and has practiced its oath to preserve world peace through real actions. PLA is always present on the front line of disaster relief, peace defense, and many events of common concern to the international community.
Over the past 30 years, PLA has taken part in 25 UN peacekeeping operations, dispatching nearly 50,000 officers and soldiers, 16 of whom had sacrificed their lives. In the Gulf of Aden where piracy is rampant, the Chinese naval convoy has escorted more than 7,000 ships of around 1,500 batches, powerfully maintaining the safety of international maritime channels. During the COVID-19 pandemic, PLA also participated in the global fight against the disease by providing COVID-19 vaccines and relief supplies to armies of more than 30 countries. In short, PLA is not only a division of power, but also one of peace and civility.
In the future, no matter how the international situation changes, China will always be a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development and a defender of international order. PLA will extend its influence in the world, make more effort in preserving world peace, and provide more solid and powerful support for a better future of all mankind.