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The X Factor in China-UAE Relations: The Horn of Africa
May 03, 2019

The X Factor in China-UAE Relations: The Horn of Africa

By Samuel Ramani
From port competition to the Somaliland issue, China and the UAE's conflicting interests in the region are not easy to reconcile.

China’s Djibouti Base: A One Year Update
December 04, 2018

China’s Djibouti Base: A One Year Update

By Tyler Headley
China's first overseas military base provides an interesting test case for its global ambitions.
China’s African Knot
August 17, 2017

China’s African Knot

By Felipe Cruvinel
China’s involvement in Africa is changing from "business only" to include peacekeeping and other political interests.

China’s Experiment in Djibouti
October 05, 2016

China’s Experiment in Djibouti

By François Dubé
China’s role in Africa is changing from resource extractor to long-term strategic partner. Djibouti is a prime example.

Confirmed: Construction Begins on China's First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti
February 29, 2016

Confirmed: Construction Begins on China's First Overseas Military Base in Djibouti

By Ankit Panda
China's defense ministry has confirmed that construction has started on its "support facilities" in Djibouti.

China Has 'Reached Consensus' With Djibouti on Military Base
January 23, 2016

China Has 'Reached Consensus' With Djibouti on Military Base

By Shannon Tiezzi
In addition to moving forward on a new military facility, China seals a series of trade deals with Djibouti.

US General: China Has 10 Year Contract for First Overseas Military Base
November 26, 2015

US General: China Has 10 Year Contract for First Overseas Military Base

By Shannon Tiezzi
A U.S. general confirms China will open a base in Djibouti. Here's why that shouldn't be taken as a threat.
Is China Moving Closer to a Military Base on the Horn of Africa?
November 14, 2015

Is China Moving Closer to a Military Base on the Horn of Africa?

By Shannon Tiezzi
Plus, details on China’s five-year plan, more on the Ma-Xi meeting, and a US delegation in Tibet. Friday China links.

No Need to Sweat a Chinese Military Base in Djibouti
May 16, 2015

No Need to Sweat a Chinese Military Base in Djibouti

By Kevin Wang
A base does not necessarily mean Beijing is gearing up to challenge regional security heavyweights.

A Naval Base on the Horn of Africa for China?
May 13, 2015

A Naval Base on the Horn of Africa for China?

By Ankit Panda
According to Djibouti's president, China is looking to set up its first overseas naval base in his country.

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