AFRICOM Report: Combating Chinese Economic Encroachment in Central Africa

Posted: March 24, 2012 in Africa, China, Economy, energy, politics, world news
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As the Obama administration claims to welcome the peaceful rise of China on the world stage, recent policy shifts toward an American Pacific Century indicate a desire to maintain the capacity to project military force toward the emerging superpower. In addition to maintaining a permanent military presence in Northern Australia, the construction of an expansive military base on South Korea’s Jeju Island has indicated growing antagonism towards Beijing. The base maintains the capacity to host up to twenty American and South Korean warships, including submarines, aircraft carriers and destroyers once completed in 2014 – in addition to the presence of Aegis anti-ballistic systems. In response, Chinese leadership has referred to the increasing militarization in the region as an open provocation.

http://www.blacklistednews.com/AFRICOM_Report%3A_Combating_Chinese_Economic_Encroachment_in_Central_Africa_/18600/0/0/0/Y/M.html

 

 

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