Thursday, December 23, 2021

Where China would like military bases abroad

I read this recent Economist article about China making overtures with Equatorial Guinea about building a military base. The article mentioned a November 2021 Pentagon paper that listed the countries the US believes China is considering as possible military base venues. They are:

  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Singapore
  • Indonesia
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • UAE
  • Kenya
  • Seychelles
  • Tanzania
  • Angola
  • Tajikistan
  • Namibia

The paper also discussed the only Chinese overseas base in Djibouti. It was opened in 2017 and houses Chinese marines. There is currently no pier so the Chinese depends on commercial piers. They are building a pier for the base, which will be able to dock aircraft carriers and submarines.

1 comment:

Ripituc said...

Singapore? Indonesia? UAE? Don't think so!