Chinese troops based in Djibouti staged a live-fire drill, less than two months after moving there. Photo: Handout

China’s Djibouti military base: ‘logistics facility’, or platform for geopolitical ambitions overseas?

Official peacekeeping mission notwithstanding, new outpost has docking facilities that can handle most vessels in China’s naval fleet

Topic |   China military

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Chinese troops based in Djibouti staged a live-fire drill, less than two months after moving there. Photo: Handout
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Sarah Zheng

Sarah Zheng

Sarah Zheng joined the Post as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from Tufts University with a degree in international relations and film and media studies. She reports on China's foreign policy.