Chinese Djibouti base rumours persist

China hopes to ‘deepen cooperation’ with Djibouti.

Top Chinese General Visits Djibouti Amid Base Speculation

BEIJING — A top Chinese military officer visited Djibouti at the weekend, official media reported, prompting a state-run newspaper Tuesday to downplay concerns Beijing is planning to establish a base in the strategically vital African entrepot.

The chief of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) general staff, Gen. Fang Fenghui met Djibouti’s president at the weekend, the official PLA news source China Military Online reported.

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