China plans to build a logistics base for its navy near the Gwadar port in Pakistan. Photo: Reuters

First Djibouti ... now Pakistan port earmarked for a Chinese overseas naval base, sources say

The facility would be similar to one in operation in African nation, offering logistics and maintenance services to PLA Navy vessels

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China plans to build a logistics base for its navy near the Gwadar port in Pakistan. Photo: Reuters
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Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan

Minnie Chan is an award-winning journalist, specialising in reporting on defence and diplomacy in China. Her coverage of the US EP-3 spy plane crash with a PLA J-8 in 2001 near the South China Sea opened her door to the military world. Since then, she has had several scoops relating to China's military development. She has been at the Post since 2005 and has a master's in international public affairs from The University of Hong Kong.