China sends military personnel to base in Djibouti - UPI.com
UPI reports: "China is expanding its presence in East Africa with the addition of
military personnel at its base in Djibouti.
Beijing's state-owned news agency Xinhua reported Tuesday ships carrying
Chinese troops left from a port in southern China. [...] The report
also said the troops are to assist with 'escorting, peacekeeping and
humanitarian aid in Africa and West Asia,' and the base would serve as a
site of future joint exercises.
The Chinese base in Djibouti is a significant investment, but Beijing
has also built a large $590 million port near Djibouti City in the Gulf
Comment: Impressive, I had no idea the new Silk Road would reach that far. This means troops of the PLA may soon get some real-world experience to bolster their training.