Inside the Ring: China Eyes Pakistan Port

Chinese Type 052D missile destroyer Hefei

Chinese Type 052D missile destroyer Hefei / Getty Images

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After opening its first foreign military base near the Horn of Africa, China is preparing to build a second military facility in Gwadar, Pakistan.

The two sites when completed will provide Beijing with a strategic naval presence near the oil-rich Middle East shipping routes used to send supplies to China.

According to sources in Pakistan and the surrounding region, China has begun expanding the port facility on the Arabian Sea to handle large naval vessels. Additionally, the Chinese also are upgrading Gwadar International Airport so that it will be capable of handling heavy military transports.

Read the entire article at theĀ Washington Times.

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