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Analysis: Details emerge on China’s Djibouti base

29th September 2017 - 07:28 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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Greater details are emerging over the role of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) base in Djibouti. What China initially called a ‘logistical support base’ has already transformed into a site for ‘escorting, peacekeeping, humanitarian aid, military cooperation, joint exercises, evacuations, emergency rescue and maintaining security of international strategic seaways,’ according to official sources.

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