Monthly Archives: August 2017

Six PLAAF jet fighters leaving Yunnan today to take part in “Falcon Strike 2017” China-Thailand joint training

Chinese, Thai air forces to conduct joint training

(Xinhua)    17:17, August 17, 2017

Six aircraft of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) air force arrived at an air base in Thailand Thursday for a joint training exercise with the Thai air force from Thursday to Sept. 3.

The training, the second of its kind, is expected to test their combat tactics and weaponry, and to improve their actual combat training, according to the PLA air force.

The first joint training of the two air forces took place in Thailand in November 2015.


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PLA Djibouti base comes into service

Now there does lie an issue with Chinese money impeding our interests there as well. This base will be only a few miles from one of our own, and the government in Djibouti even forced us to vacate a secondary base recently because China invested more money in the way of $3 billion railroad project. Whereas the US and allies traditionally simply pay off the politicians themselves with money, China does it in a way that benefits their whole society, not just the greedy politicians. I think if the US wants to compete for influence in the 21st century, we will have to adopt similar mutually beneficial policies as well.

The key motive for so many military powers such as France, Japan, Saudi Arabia, USA, China and more is the location and proximity to the Bab al Mandeb sraight which links the Mediterranean and Red Seas to the Indian Ocean through the Suez Canal. As well, it is a very centralized hub for multiple anti-terrorism ops and UN peacekeeping missions in Africa. The imortance of this cannot be understated, especially with a direct rail line now linking Djibouti’s capitol with that of Ethiopia’s.

The Pentagon even believes China is looking towards a base in Pakistan, who is that country’s largest supplier of arms! They have already agreed to build a drone factory in Saudi Arabia as well.

The Chinese Dragon is now fully mobilized for expansion into the world, and it is going full steam ahead! Eventually down the line, it may not be so unthinkable that China, the USA, and Russia may in fact cross a path that will lead to confrontation and/or conflict. Be vigilante people, these actions can have consequences. Source

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China is building a new base in Africa that creates ‘significant operational security’ issues for the US military

China Reaches Deal To Build Military Outpost In Djibouti

Chinese ships to be deployed at Gwadar

China’s Troops in Pakistan May Be an Attempt to Bypass US at Sea

Chinese Troops Will Be Positioned In Pakistan, Security Agencies To Government