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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

10,000 Chinese soldiers to be stationed in Africa

Chinese sailors stand on the deck of a Navy destroyer leaving
Djibouti base for the Gulf of Aden © Global Look Press

Political Masturbation

  • Our idiot politicians endlessly stroke themselves into political orgasm over Russia.  Meanwhile China is making their moves all over the world.

(al Jazeera)  -  China has formally opened its first overseas military base in Djibouti with a flag raising ceremony and military parade.
More than 300 people attended Tuesday's ceremony, including deputy Chinese naval commander Tian Zhong and Djibouti's defence minister, according to state media. 
The event was timed to coincide with the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the establishment of China's military, the People's Liberation Army, on August 1.
China began constructing a base in Djibouti last year. It will be used to resupply navy ships taking part in peacekeeping and humanitarian missions off the coasts of Yemen and Somalia, in particular.
Home to only around 800,000 people, Djibouti also hosts troops from US, France and Japan.
Djibouti's position on the northwestern edge of the Indian Ocean has fuelled worry in India.
Officials there are concerned that China is encircling India with a string of military alliances, including Bangladesh, Myanmar and Sri Lanka.
Djibouti marks China's first overseas naval base, though Beijing officially describes it as a logistics facility.
China's agreement with Djibouti ensures its military presence in the country up until 2026, with a contingent of up to 10,000 soldiers, according to The Diplomat magazine.
Beijing has made extensive infrastructure investments throughout the African continent as it seeks to gain access to natural resources and new markets.
Chinese banks have been major funders of at least 14 such projects in Djibouti, valued at $14.4bn in total, including a railway line that will halve transit times from Djibouti to Ethiopia's Addis Ababa.
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It's not an invasion. Just a showing of goodwill.  Lots and lots of Chinese goodwill.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

global imperialism
neverdeless i would like to see somali pirates now dare to engage chinese ships abdutions ... that will be the day
look ... they are " secure " commodidies sources,, from pariah african dictators lands ...
no surprise in it ...
some day they will be "securing" every chinese riff raff shop , and dinner all over the world
blake & mortimer