Chinese oversea bases


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A supply trip to the Djibouti base. This is the first on-the-ground images of the long pier (1st image) that I have seen.




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A base in Equatorial Guinea has been mentioned as a possibility, it is 4000km from Gibraltar and 5000km from Brazil. There is a serious lack of security in these waters, which gives the perfect excuse to set up a base.

The Gulf of Guinea is a strategically important shipping route with 25% of Africa's maritime trade passing through the region. Escalating piracy in the Gulf disrupts trade; a People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) base in Equatorial Guinea would improve Chinese anti-piracy capabilities in West Africa, a stated goal of the FOCAC 2018 action plan.

China has made significant investments in the latter's infrastructure, including roads and hydroelectric power facilities. Bata already has a Chinese-built deep-water commercial port on the Gulf of Guinea, as well as highways that link the city to Gabon and the interiors of Central Africa.

In September 2022,
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. Talking on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, Wang reassured the African country of China's support. China "firmly supported Equatorial Guinea in safeguarding its sovereignty, security, and development interest," Wang said.

Oyono responded likewise. "China is a reliable friend and a strong partner of Equatorial Guinea," he said in praise. In January 2022, Equatorial Guinea's longtime president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, met with the Chinese Premier, Li Keqiang.

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