China ships troops to Djibouti to set up first overseas base

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  1. DC_fan

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    This is an interesting move by China. Not so much because of the location, half the world is already there, but this is their first overseas base. The questions are why do they want an overseas military base and why now?
     
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    This news article may answer the questions I asked. But at the same time may open up a few more

     
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    It's the start of ww3
     
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    Don't be so pessimistic.
     
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    China's projecting a mighty big whack of soft power into Africa through investment and development, I'd say a military base is the least of what they are doing there to advance their interests.
     
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    Perhaps they want to get Djibouti on the floor
     
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    Oh my. You've outdone yourself this time butch

    That was simply exquisite
     
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    It's their duty to please Djibouti
     
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    To borrow from Winston Churchills The World Crisis Vol 1, where he was talking about Germany (I have replaced Germany with China, and Europe with Asia)

    "China's ambitions grew with China's prosperity. Not content with the hegemony of Asia, she sought a colonial domain"
     

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