Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A One Year Update On China's Base In Djibouti

Tyler Headley, The Diplomat: China’s Djibouti Base: A One Year Update

China’s first overseas military base provides an interesting test case for its global ambitions.

Since its construction, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Support Base in Djibouti has become an increasingly important outpost in the Horn of Africa. The base’s geostrategic location yields insights into China’s machinations for the region.

Roughly two years ago, China’s negotiations with Djibouti for the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s (PLAN) first overseas military base successfully concluded. On July 11, 2017, the PLAN deployed ships from the South Sea Fleet to officially open the base. The opening ceremony on August 1, 2017 was followed a month and a half later with live fire exercises

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WNU Editor: This is the model that China will use when making deals with other governments for a base on their territory.  And my impression is that this has been a Chinese foreign and military policy success.

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