The Chinese Strategic Military Presence in Africa; An Overview on Djibouti’s Case
Mohammed Salah DJEMAL – PhD Researcher in Political Science – University 8 mai 1945-Guelma-Algeria
Democratic Arab Center
Journal of Strategic and Military Studies: Third Issue – March 2019
A Periodical International Journal published by the “Democratic Arab Center” Germany – Berlin
The strategic importance of Djibouti is consecrated when China inaugurated its first military base abroad, with its steady penetration on the continent and the beginning of a new phase in the balance of international power.Since the inauguration of the Chinese base in Djibouti, Beijing has not stopped demonstrating its military intentions and ambitions on the African continent.
China aims to deepen its strategic partnership with Africa, meet its security and defence needs, and enhance the readiness of its armed forces. China has opened the doors of its military installations and naval, air and ground bases to visitors in many African countries, in a programme of review of technological developments in the capabilities of its military and military industries.