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China pode estar a planear nova sbases navais no mundo

By Ninian Carter

July 28, 2023 - O AidData, um observatório baseado nos EUA, admite que a China
pode estar a encarar novas bases navais na Ásia e África quando
procura proteger as rotas marítimas e melhorar a resistência a sanções.

China may be considering building new overseas naval bases at eight possible locations in Asia and Africa, according to a new report by AidData, a U.S.-based think tank.

An expanded overseas military presence would likely help protect Chinese shipping routes and strengthen its ability to resist sanctions from the U.S. and its allies.

Hambantota in Sri Lanka, Bata in Equatorial Guinea and Gwadar in Pakistan are the three likeliest locations for a Chinese naval base to be constructed in the next two to five years.

Other possible sites include Kribi (Cameroon), Ream (Cambodia), Luganville (Vanuatu), Nacala (Mozambique) and Nouakchott (Mauritania).

However, the port of Hambantota in Sri Lanka is considered to be the most likely location for a People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) base in the near future. It opened in 2010 and was financed by a $300m loan from a Chinese state-owned bank, allowing Beijing to exercise direct control over the facility.

PLAN currently only has one overseas military base in Djibouti, on the east coast of Africa.

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PUBLISHED: 28/07/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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