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Chinese army establishing first overseas base in Djibouti
July 12, 2017, 3:35 pm

Ships carrying Chinese military personnel depart from Zhanjiang in southern China bound for Djibouti [Xinhua]

Ships carrying Chinese military personnel departed Zhanjiang in southern China’s Guangdong Province as they set up a support base in Djibouti. The African nation of Djibouti serves as a gateway to the Suez Canal, one of the most trafficked shipping lanes in the world.

Djibouti hosts America’s biggest military base in Africa.

The establishment of the PLA Djibouti base was a decision made by the two countries after friendly negotiations, and accords with the common interest of the people from both sides, according to China’s PLA navy.

The PLA says the base will ensure China’s performance of missions, such as escorting, peace-keeping and humanitarian aid in Africa and west Asia.

“The base will also be conducive to overseas tasks including military cooperation, joint exercises, evacuating and protecting overseas Chinese and emergency rescue, as well as jointly maintaining security of international strategic seaways,” said a Xinhua report.

Djibouti declared independence from France in 1977.

China began construction of a logistics base in Djibouti in 2016.


TBP and Agencies

4 Responses to Chinese army establishing first overseas base in Djibouti

  1. lisa Reply

    July 12, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    I have since yesterday begun research on land and water grabs, China, UK, US, Irael and India among the worst offenders. Militaries protect their “investors,” while the mainstream media hides much of the truth about the real reasons for so-called “trade wars” between the bigger powers: land and water grabbing.

    There won’t be any groundwater in the world’s aquifers in 20-30 years to feed surface waters, hence no life.

    There are only two causes for life’s extinction by human blundering (the main offenders are the so-called “developed” countries: severe overpopulation and relentless, mindless abuses of Nature.

    Man cannot outwit Nature. His clever technologies will not undo these two fatal blunders born of human greed and ignorance.

    As Viktor Schauberger said many decades ago: “Nature protects herself.”

    Groundwater (aquifers) will continue to contract globally at an accelerating pace against man’s plundering, and there will be concommitant sinking of dry land. Simple cause and effect.

    While man engages in his “race to the bottom” to war over the last scraps of what once was a planet of unsurpassed beauty and generosity.

    • John Moss Reply

      July 20, 2017 at 5:32 am

      Since when did China landgrab as you put it, you need to research the leadership of China, it is nothing like how the west treat its people and the land they live on…Leave China out of the 70years of western rhetoric,,,, China is NOT like the west and its globalist thugs

  2. John Moss Reply

    July 20, 2017 at 5:43 am

    The West is the biggest Hippocratic when it comes to the environment and they are running out of lies about China who are a world leader in environmental issues ….do your research…

  3. lisa Reply

    July 22, 2017 at 4:14 am

    Mr. Moss, if you will kindly provide evidence to refute my statement – which is evidence-based – I will gladly oblige you.

    The correct word you were looking for is “hypocrite.”

    The western countries undoubtedly demonize relentlessly, and often without a shred of facts, that we may agree upon.

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