China readies new base

Base will serve as hub for PLAN in region.

Djibouti Hosts First Chinese Overseas Mission

China officially opened on Tuesday its first overseas mission, the same day as the country’s army marked its 90th anniversary, state media said.

China is building the military base in the Horn of Africa’s Djibouti. Chinese military personnel, officials and guests attended a flag-raising ceremony and military parade to mark the occasion, the official Xinhua news agency reported. State radio said more than 300 people attended the ceremony, including deputy Chinese naval commander Tian Zhong and Djibouti’s defense minister.

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