China seeks to set up military facilities in 12 countries

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China is seeking to set up military logistics facilities in 12 countries to allow its army to project military power at greater distances, a US Defence Department report said. These countries include Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, the UAE, Kenya, Seychelles, Tanzania, Angola and Tajikistan, it added. In 2017, China opened its first overseas military base in Djibouti.