Mekong police patrol deployed

The Mekong River before the sunset

View of the Mekong River before the sunset. Photo: Chmouel Boudjnah.

Chinese unit joins multinational force to safeguard cargo shipping

XISHUANGBANNA, Yunnan – The Chinese detachment of a four-nation armed Mekong River patrol was deployed on Friday as China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand established the law enforcement command center for the units in the port of Guanlei, in Yunnan province.

The joint patrols have been established in answer to attacks on ships on the river, specifically the murder of 13 Chinese sailors two months ago, the Ministry of Public Security said.

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