Chinese PLA personnel attend the opening ceremony of China's military base in Djibouti. Photo: AFP
Chinese PLA personnel attend the opening ceremony of China's military base in Djibouti. Photo: AFP

US welcomes China’s peacekeepers in Africa but wary of Beijing’s military inroads

  • US Senate Armed Services Committee was told China’s newly completed naval pier in Djibouti would accommodate an aircraft carrier
  • China’s peacekeeping deployments in Africa perceived as possible excuse to build up military bases in Africa, says analyst

Chinese PLA personnel attend the opening ceremony of China's military base in Djibouti. Photo: AFP
Chinese PLA personnel attend the opening ceremony of China's military base in Djibouti. Photo: AFP
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