China’s first foreign naval base officially opens in Djibouti

https://www.rt.com/news/398205-china-opens-base-djibouti/

China has formally launched its first overseas naval facility in Djibouti, an East African nation that is already hosting America’s only expeditionary Marine base in Africa.

Five Chinese formations and Djibouti’s Three Services Honor Guard took part in the launch ceremony on Tuesday, the People’s Daily reported, referring to the base as “the logistics facility.” The event marked the 90th anniversary of the Chinese military.

The base is set to enable China to better support its patrols in waters off Somalia and Yemen and carry out international humanitarian operations as well as naval exercises, according to the newspaper.

More than 300 people attended the ceremony, including deputy Chinese naval commander Tian Zhong and Djibouti’s defense minister, Reuters reported citing Chinese state radio.

Earlier in July, several Chinese Navy ships carrying personnel from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) set sail from their home bases to Djibouti.

Commenting on the departure, the state-run Global Times wrote in an editorial: “Certainly this is the People’s Liberation Army’s first overseas base and we will base troops there. It’s not a commercial resupply point. It makes sense there is attention on this from foreign public opinion.”

This year, the Chinese military industry commissioned China’s first aircraft carrier, Liaoning, with the second carrier of the same class on the way in coming years. According to the Chinese press, the Navy is also expecting a third carrier, the nuclear-powered Type 003, to enter service soon.

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“Five Chinese formations and Djibouti’s Three Services Honor Guard took part in the launch ceremony on Tuesday, the People’s Daily reported, referring to the base as “the logistics facility.” The event marked the 90th anniversary of the Chinese military.”

first overseas naval facility..and its djibouti..who would have guessed?

the power shift continues..djibouti must be on the hook for plenty..

“The base is set to enable China to better support its patrols in waters off Somalia and Yemen and carry out international humanitarian operations as well as naval exercises, according to the newspaper.”

401

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~ by seeker401 on August 3, 2017.

19 Responses to “China’s first foreign naval base officially opens in Djibouti”

  1. Military, military, thinking guns, weapons, missiles, but…

    “carry out international humanitarian operations”

    haha! Got to make it sound good.

  2. Hey seek..off topic.

    A few weeks ago a mob put out a song using video and words of Alex Jones rants as evidence he is crazy… It was supposed to be a hit piece..

    So jones used the song, but changing the video to show evidence of what he was saying in the song was actually correct. It was excellent. But he went further… He started a contest for the best version of the song, and its gone viral!

    What gets me is this is how music is supposed to be. Its 60s anti establishment. This is going to start something. Its edgy, says truth, and bucks the system. its real FU to the establishment evil scum.

  3. Here was Jones version..

  4. And here is the original hit piece that backfired…

  5. Watch the last one first… the one above your post just now.

  6. Jones talking about this song just after the hit piece (from time warner) .

  7. Just on topic. US is being destroyed by globalists… Is China the NEW military? (London financial, Vatican spiritual)

    Is Saudi the new ‘spiritual’? Obama Muslim, Brennan muslim, Hillary sleeps with a muslim woman.

    Obviously Trump has powerful masters. He is getting lots of support from alternate media. I believe Jones is also under control. The same sect as Trump?

    Id rather the controlled media of Jones and the Presidency of Trump than mainstream or globalists! We will never have real, free, government controlled by the people. PICK YOUR MASTER!

  8. Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

  9. So Seek….What did you think of the song? Pretty catchy eh.?

  10. China in Africa: Old powers sidelined as Beijing follows economic ties with first military base

    https://www.rt.com/news/399217-china-africa-influence-grows/

    • A military outpost to protect their economic investments. It is for “national security”.

      Article, “right next to the Pentagon’s only permanent base in Africa, as well as Japanese, French, and Italian forces.”

      Japan needs U.S. help to protect its’ homeland, but it can afford to send troops and have a military base in Africa. ha!

  11. https://qz.com/1056257/how-a-tiny-african-country-became-the-worlds-key-military-base/

    “the United States pays $63 million annually to lease its base, while the Chinese will be paying $20 million a year besides the billions they are investing in building a railway, a port, an industrial park, and banks.”

    Yet Djibouti could be walking a fine line between neutrality and opportunism, says analysts. For instance, a recent spat with the Dubai-based DP World pushed the UAE to fund ports and military bases in both Eritrea and Somaliland. After Djibouti reduced its diplomatic status with Qatar, the latter removed its peacekeeping forces from the Djibouti-Eritrea border, raising tensions of a renewed border dispute. And with the arrival of the Chinese, any friction with Western powers who are just a few miles away from each other might test the limits of Djiboutian diplomacy.”

    https://qz.com/1070753/togo-shuts-down-internet-to-counter-anti-faure-gnassingbe-protests/

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