China just sent troops to Djibouti to establish its first overseas military base: Shanghaiist Been there – it is entry way to Red Sea.

some of Beijing’s biggest rivals didn’t completely buy its story of peaceful military expansion in the Gulf of Aden, instead pointing towards more nefarious motives.As political analyst Lai Yueqian said in an interview with Taiwan Today: “[The base] can be used to pin down the United States and any U.S.-led organizations, and if [the U.S.] wants to intervene against China’s interests, they will have to think carefully, because China will use their military to protect their citizens and their property.”But, regardless of their intentions, China continues to show that it’s serious about becoming more and more of a world player.

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