Category Djibouti

Why Djibouti Is Home To China’s First Foreign Military Base

David Maxwell Comment: “A long piece.  Please go to the link to view the detailed multimedia graphics in proper format.” Why Djibouti is home to China’s first foreign military base · by Marco HernandezAugust 29, 2018 DanBlandReporterDennisWongGraphicDesigner DarrenLongHead ofGraphics Last August, China opened its first overseas military base in Djibouti, a tiny nation in the Horn […]

The China Problem: North Korea Is Just Part Of The Challenge Confronting Trump And The United States

The China Problem Column: North Korea is just a part of the challenge confronting Trump and the United States Share Tweet Email Getty Images BY: Matthew Continetti May 25, 2018 4:59 am “I think I understand why that happened,” President Trump said Thursday, reflecting on a change in North Korean behavior that prompted him to cancel […]

U.S. Accuses China Of Directing Blinding Lasers At American Military Aircraft In Djibouti

U.S. accuses China of directing blinding lasers at American military aircraft in Djibouti By Paul Sonne, View Original May 3rd, 2018 The sun sets in the port of Djibouti on March 13, 2018. The tiny Horn of Africa nation of Djibouti with less than 1 million inhabitants, has become a military outpost for China, France, Italy and […]

‘Significant’ Consequences If China Takes Key Port In Djibouti: U.S. General

‘Significant’ consequences if China takes key port in Djibouti: U.S. general By Phil Stewart, Idrees Ali, View Original March 6th, 2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. general for Africa told lawmakers on Tuesday that the American military could face “significant” consequences should China take a key port in Djibouti, as Beijing becomes increasingly muscular in Africa […]

China Set To Move Into United States’ Backyard With National Development Plan For Grenada

As I have written many times, while the Obama administration was focused on climate change, our adversaries, near-peers, competitors, were focused on geographic change.  China spread it wings/strategic reach in the South China Sea (SCS), the Pacific, the Arctic, Djbouti, Southwest Asia, most recently – Sri Lanka — and now, Grenada.  While Russia seized the […]

Sri Lanka, Struggling With Debt, Hands A Major Port To China

Sri Lanka, Struggling With Debt, Hands a Major Port to China By Kai Schultz, View Original December 12th, 2017 The Hambantota port on Sri Lanka’s southern coast. China has been shoring up its presence in the Indian Ocean. Credit Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesPhoto by: Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images NEW DELHI — Struggling […]

China Expands Its Influence At Djibouti’s Ports China Expands its Influence at Djibouti’s Ports File image By MarEx 2017-11-16 19:41:00 On Monday, Chinese energy consortium POLY-GCL Petroleum Group signed an MoU to invest$4 billion in a natural gas pipeline, an LNG plant and a loading terminal at Damerjog, Djibouti.The preliminary agreement will be finalized within six months and the groundbreaking should be sometime next year, energy minister […]

China Stretches Its Long Arm To Djibouti nternational/china-stretches-i ts-long-arm-to-djibouti/articl e19896811.ece ADDIS ABABA DESPATCH |  INTERNATIONAL China stretches its long arm to Djibouti Nizar Manek OCTOBER 21, 2017 18:54 IST     The People’s Liberation Army’s overseas garrison conducted its first live-fire drills from China’s base inDjibouti last month. The base on the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, where the Red Sea meets the Indian Ocean, was […]

After 4000 Years, China Eyes Truly Global Role

After 4000 Years, China Eyes Truly Global Role By Colin Clark, View Original October 18th, 2017 Xi Jinping WASHINGTON: The president of China, seeming to cast aside the better part of four millennia of Chinese tradition, declared today that he sees “a new historic juncture in China’s development,” one that clearly calls for his country to flex its global muscles and change […]

China’s Mega Fortress In Djibouti Could Be Model For Its Bases In Pakistan China’s mega fortress in Djibouti could be model for its bases in Pakistan COLONEL VINAYAK BHAT (RETD) 27 September, 2017 China’s military base in Djibouti | Screengrab: CCTV   It is called a ‘logistics base’ but the 200-acre facility built by China can accommodate a brigade and has unprecedented security arrangements The People’s Liberation Army […]