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China is engaged in demining areas bordering Vietnam
Chinese soldiers will be involved in demining areas bordering Vietnam, in order to ensure access to the region and safety of local residents. It is expected that the mission of mine clearance will be completed by the end of 2017. The action will affect 13 counties and prefectures, including the port of Fangcheng, cities chongzuo and Baise in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China, as well as the south-western prefectures of Wenshan and Honghe. All of them are located in the subtropical zone and mountainous jungle, making demining difficult and dangerous, the agency "Xinhua". Fields, antitank and antipersonnel mines, were formed during a brief border conflict with Vietnam in 1979. According to experts, it is a high density mined areas has become a feature of the conflict. Soldiers from the military district of Chengdu, Guangzhou, Guangxi and Yunnan Province will participate in the operation. Many of the soldiers already have experience in demining in the framework of UN peacekeeping missions. Clearance, which began in August, is carried out taking into account the protection of water resources and the local ecology in border areas. In addition, if necessary, the organization of explosions, the Chinese side should report it to the appropriate authorities of Vietnam. This is not the first mission to neutralize the mine fields, which is held by the Chinese military in the border areas between China and Vietnam. Two major demining organized by the Chinese government in 1992-1994 and 1997-1999 year. Since 1979, about 6,000 people between the ages of 8 to 84 years, were injured or disabled in the Prefecture of Wenshan in landmine. In the prefecture, which is located 600 meters from the nearest border, also suffered a lot of wild and domestic animals. Despite repeated warnings and demining of minefields in the area, in Funing County of Wenshan Prefecture, one or two people are injured by landmines each year. Tyanpen village half a kilometer from the Sino-Vietnamese border is notorious for the fact that "87 villagers only 78 feet".

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