The Chinese Peace Ark hospital ship has reached Jamaica for 6 day visit along with over 100 medical volunteers to perform free surgery, CAT scans, eye care and other procedures as part of China's global humanitarian mission.
China has named this humanitarian visit as “Harmonious Mission,” to create is to soften the image of ever increasing powers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA).
The Chinese Peace Ark hospital ship has already visited Cuba and after Jamaica is scheduled to make stops in the Trinidad and Tobago, and Costa Rica.
The Lt. Cmdr. Chen Yong Peng of People's Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy) is heading the Chinese medical teams helping the Jamaicans. He has said, “Our team of medical staff is doing all kinds of surgeries and operations, nearly everything except organ transplants.”