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China: training course for the Chinese Navy

15-11-1995 News Release 46

The ICRC conducted a training course for the Chinese Navy at the Canton Naval Academy from 6 to 11 November. The course, attended by some 40 naval officers and representatives of the Chinese Red Cross, was devoted to issues pertaining to international humanitarian law and forms part of a programme designed to raise awareness of humanitarian law among the Chinese armed forces. The programme was initiated in 1991 at the Political Academy in Xi'an and continued in 1993 with a course for the Chinese Army in Nanking.