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China formally opens first overseas military base in Djibouti - Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China formally opened its first overseas military base on Tuesday with a flag raising ceremony in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, the same day as the People's Liberation Army marks its 90th birthday, state media said. Djibouti's ...and more »

China has officially opened its first military base in Africa - Quartz

China has officially opened its first overseas military base in Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa. In a flag raising ceremony today (Aug.1), Chinese officials unveiled the base that Beijing insists is purely a support center for Chinese peacekeeping and ...and more »

Xi Jinping Says China's Sleek, Modern Military Will Never Allow Threats to Its Sovereignty - TIME

Speaking in Beijing's cavernous Great Hall of the People to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), Chinese President Xi Jinping called upon “capable, brave and virtuous” soldiers “with soul” to lead the ...and more »

China marks PLA's 90th anniversary with grand rally - Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, addresses a grand gathering in celebration of the 90th founding anniversary of the People's ...and more »

China Focus: "Be ready to win wars," China's Xi orders reshaped PLA - Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, addresses a grand gathering in celebration of the 90th founding anniversary of the People's ...and more »

China loves peace, but never compromises on sovereignty: Xi - Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, addresses a grand gathering in celebration of the 90th founding anniversary of the People's ...and more »

Xi reaffirms CPC's absolute leadership over army - Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, addresses a grand gathering in celebration of the 90th founding anniversary of the People's ...and more »

Xi shores up power with demand for army obedience and foreign respect - The Guardian

Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang arrive for the ceremony to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of the China's People's Liberation Army at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters. President Xi Jinping has vowed ...and more »

China opens first overseas base in Djibouti - Aljazeera.com

China opens its first military base in Djibouti on same day as People's Liberation Army marks 90th anniversary. 1 Aug 2017. The base will be used to resupply navy ships taking part in peacekeeping and humanitarian missions [File:Reuters]. China has ...and more »

China's Xi Jinping asserts territorial integrity amid regional tensions - Deutsche Welle

Marking the 90th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army, China's president has vowed to "defeat all invasions." Xi also pledged to expand an ambitious modernization program of the military. Error loading player: Could not load player configuration ...and more »