By Anthony Chibarirwe | The Trumpet,
The first Chinese military base abroad is nearing completion, and the new reality is beginning to sink in: The new China is assertive and militarily advanced.
After two years of media pronouncements and public relations campaigns, and after one year of construction, China’s naval base in the East African nation of Djibouti is now a reality: It will begin operations later this year. Continue reading Chinese Naval Base in Djibouti Nears Completion
By Andrew Jacobs | The New York Times,
The two countries keep dozens of intercontinental nuclear missiles pointed at each other’s cities. Their frigates and fighter jets occasionally face off in the contested waters of the South China Sea.
With no shared border, China and the United States mostly circle each other from afar, relying on satellites and cybersnooping to peek inside the workings of each other’s war machines.
But the two strategic rivals are about to become neighbors in this sun-scorched patch of East African desert. China is constructing its first overseas military base here — just a few miles from Camp Lemonnier, one of the Pentagon’s largest and most important foreign installations. Continue reading U.S. Wary of Its New Neighbor in Djibouti: A Chinese Naval Base