China Retools its Military With First Overseas Outpost in Djibouti


Jane Perlez & Chris Buckley


The New York Times


November 26, 2015


China announced on Thursday that it would establish its first overseas military outpost and unveiled a sweeping plan to reorganize its military into a more agile force capable of projecting power abroad. The outpost, in the East African nation of Djibouti, breaks with Beijing’s longstanding policy against emulating the United States in building military facilities abroad.