A navy soldier of People's Liberation Army (PLA) stands guard as Chinese citizens board the naval ship "Linyi" at a port in Aden. Photo: Reuters

Chinese military base in Djibouti necessary to protect key trade routes linking Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe

Concerns over the Chinese naval presence in tiny African country are unfounded as the intention is to safeguard vital trade routes for all

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A navy soldier of People's Liberation Army (PLA) stands guard as Chinese citizens board the naval ship "Linyi" at a port in Aden. Photo: Reuters
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