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Foreign Chinese military bases

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China says it is planning to construct global “support facilities” in more countries, after starting to build a logistics center in the African country of Djibouti.
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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the announcement during a news conference on the sidelines of an annual parliament meeting on Tuesday.
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“We are willing to, in accordance with objective needs, respond to the wishes of host nations and in regions where China’s interests are concentrated, try out the construction of some infrastructure facilities and support abilities,” he said.
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Last month, the Chinese Defense Ministry said Beijing had started construction on the base in Djibouti, which is seeking to become a shipping hub.
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Djibouti, which is located at the southern entrance of the Red Sea on the route to the Suez Canal, also hosts American and French bases.
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