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Why China and Saudi Arabia Are Building Bases in Djibouti

Why China and Saudi Arabia Are Building Bases in Djibouti

China is very serious in its plan to exploit resources and become number one player in Africa. It has already found a shortcut to funnel the goods in to Africa by making Pak - China Economic corridor,

To protect it's Interest it is Building its first Military out post in Africa that too a Naval one.


Is it for pure Commerce, or a New colonial Commercial Power is taking shape,

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph..._12194702.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/w...base.html?_r=0
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Range of reason; trade, better relations, military cooperation, equipment sales (UAS and similar that MTCR-observers will not provide), deals on oil etc.

Same reasons that US and Europe are there.
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Saudi is merely continuing a very long tradition of involvement in Africa - the Arabs for centuries dominated the African slave trade both running the internal trafficking and acting as wholesalers to the European (and later American) transatlantic trade. Slave traffic from Africa into Arabia continued until the 1930s when Saudi made buying and selling (but not owning) slaves illegal
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And may I add Arabs used blacks other middle eastern people and whites as slaves for a long time
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Why China and Saudi Arabia Are Building Bases in Djibouti

China is very serious in its plan to exploit resources and become number one player in Africa. It has already found a shortcut to funnel the goods in to Africa by making Pak - China Economic corridor,

To protect it's Interest it is Building its first Military out post in Africa that too a Naval one.


Is it for pure Commerce, or a New colonial Commercial Power is taking shape,

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joseph..._12194702.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/25/w...base.html?_r=0


A few years ago, I would've been right there with you bitching about Beijing but I've learned to give them the benefit of doubt. Thanks to my friend, GMan.

True China is becoming heavily involved in Africa but they are also helping them. The Chinese are helping them with construction of roads, schools, hospitals and infrastructure. Naturally Beijing want to profit off the oil and precious metals in return for their goodwill.

There are other countries who have naval bases in Djibouti, China is just joining the club. 
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A few years ago, I would've been right there with you bitching about Beijing but I've learned to give them the benefit of doubt. Thanks to my friend, GMan.

True China is becoming heavily involved in Africa but they are also helping them. The Chinese are helping them with construction of roads, schools, hospitals and infrastructure. Naturally Beijing want to profit off the oil and precious metals in return for their goodwill.

There are other countries who have naval bases in Djibouti, China is just joining the club. 

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In order for this plan to succeed, they need help.



President IOG's Masterplan for Djibouti


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They'll have a lot of friendly neighbors, such as the US.

https://www.google.de/search?q=US+Mi...qBG8a2UeCtlZgC
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True China is becoming heavily involved in Africa but they are also helping them. The Chinese are helping them with construction of roads, schools, hospitals and infrastructure. Naturally Beijing want to profit off the oil and precious metals in return for their goodwill.

There are other countries who have naval bases in Djibouti, China is just joining the club.
Wait til the Chinese find out there are 'limited' natural resources in Djibouti.
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Wait til the Chinese find out there are 'limited' natural resources in Djibouti.
They are rich in uranium.
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They are rich in uranium.
Are they? I could not find a reference supporting that.
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98% of known deposits are in Australia, Canada, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Brazil, Namibia, Uzbekistan, the United States, Niger, and Russia which would suggest that if they do have a mine its a small one.
Actually Saudi does have some undeclared reserves but the Magic Kingdom is not keen on any thing that promotes commercial nuclear energy ( although doubtless interested in military uses) so they'e kept stumm about it (I only picked up on it doing some work connected with the Ministry of Mines). I think the official idea is that if oil starts to run down they will have other resources to call on but the unofficial one is probably to have a source undeclared if they start a weapons programme
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This is a look into China's base.


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Satellite Images Spy China's First Overseas Military Base

A commercial imagery satellite shows China's first overseas military base in modern times, located in the tiny African nation of Djibouti. The base lies astride important shipping routes that fuel the Chinese economy and gives China an important presence into Africa and the Middle East.
http://www.popularmechanics.com/mili...military-base/
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