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China is maintaining a secret military base in Tajikistan

22nd February 2019 - 16:54 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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China has been running a secretive military base in Tajikistan, just 14km from the Wakhan Corridor and the border with Afghanistan, for at least the past three years. This claim was made by The Washington Post in an article published on 18 February.

The base is strategically sited in Tajik territory just to the west of China’s border, an ideal location for monitoring who is moving through the narrow Wakhan Corridor, a narrow sliver of land in northeast Afghanistan that separates Tajikistan and Pakistan and abuts China’s Xinjiang Province.

The Kyzylrabat outpost covering an area of seven hectares is approximately

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Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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