Why China’s First Military Base Abroad is in Africa

China’s First Military Base

Since mid-2017, China has been operating a military base in Djibouti. For many countries, the Republic of Djibouti has become the central anchor point in the region. It hosts military bases from France, the United States, Japan, Italy and, since 2017, China. No other country in the world has so many foreign bases. The fact that so many countries want to be present here has to do with the location, which is important for a lot of reasons. And it is one rare spot where the US and China, two nations tangled in a growing rivalry, are just 10 kilometres apart from each other.


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