Friday, August 31, 2018

China First Denied Reports That It Is Building A Military Base In Afghanistan, But Now Are Saying That They Are Helping The Afghan Government

Reuters: China denies planning military base in Afghanistan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Wednesday denied that it planned to build a military base in Afghanistan, after a Hong Kong newspaper said Beijing was constructing a training camp for Afghan troops to which it could also send its own soldiers.

The South China Morning Post, citing unidentified sources with ties to the Chinese military, said China was building the camp in the narrow Wakhan Corridor that links the two countries.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying dismissed the report, however.

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WNU Editor: The Chinese initially denied reports that they were building a military base, but are now saying the opposite .... China says it is helping Afghanistan with defence, counter-terrorism (Reuters). The Afghan government is saying that there will be no Chinese troops on Afghan soil .... No Chinese soldiers on ground in Beijing-assisted military camp in Afghanistan: Afghan envoy (Hindustan Times).

More News On China Building a Military Base In Afghanistan

China says no plans to deploy troops to Afghanistan -- Military Times/AP
China denies reported plans for troops at Afghan camp -- Asia Times
China denies setting up military base in Afghanistan -- Sydney Morning Herald
China denies plan to deploy troops to Afghanistan -- Washington Examiner


Roger Smith said...

If you can't convince them, confuse them. China. All the credibility of CNN.

RussInSoCal said...

I would dearly love to hand this mess off to China.

jimbrown said...

Afghanistan would look great with your relaunched silk road.