Conditions for the Construction and Development of the Naval Base of the People’s Republic of China in Djibouti

Keywords: People’s Republic of China, Djibouti, naval base, Navy, economic investments


The subject of the article is the conditions for the construction and development of the People’s Republic of China’s naval base in Djibouti. It consists of an introduction, three parts and conclusion. The introduction discusses the methodological assumptions of the article. The first part presents the reasons for the location of China’s first foreign naval base in Djibouti. The second part is devoted to issues concerning the base’s construction and development. The third part examines the consequences of locating a Chinese base in Djibouti for the purpose of strategic rivalry between states. The research takes into account both the local, regional and global perspective. The most important conclusions and summaries, as well as prospects for the development of the base in Djibouti and further activities of the PRC in the field of maritime expansion, are presented at the end.


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