US General Says China Seeking A Military Base On Africa’s Atlantic Coast

While the US claims China is the top threat to the so-called “rules-based international order,” one thing Beijing lacks is a global military presence like Washington has. In fact, China only has one overseas military base on the east coast of Africa, in Djibouti.

Gen. Stephen Townsend, the head of US Africa Command, is warning that Beijing is looking to expand its military presence in Africa and wants to house a military base on the west coast.