China’s Djibouti base
Concern that China is seeking to increase Indian Ocean reach.
Djibouti a logistic centre not a military base: Chinese media
From K J M Varma
Beijing, Aug 23 (PTI) Amid reports that Chinas “logistic facilities centre” in Djibouti includes weapons stores and small contingents of marines, the state-run media here today asserted that Beijing has no intention of following the US pattern of establishing military bases around the world.
China has no intention of following the US pattern of establishing military bases around the world to project its power over other countries, and Chinese facilities in Djibouti are meant to support Chinese peace-keeping and anti-piracy missions near Somalia and the Gulf of Aden, a report in the state-run Global Times said.
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