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Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)
Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Seychelles Chinese Naval Base?

Seychelles has offered China to have A Chinese naval base in the India Ocean during visiting by Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie in early December. On 13 December 2011, the Chinese Defense Ministry made its statement in Beijing that China is considering an offer to allow Chinese Navy ships to visit for rest and resupply. Since late 2008, China has participated in conducting antipiracy patrols off the coast of Somalia. All major Chinese media have debated this invitation from Seychelles, but China is unlikely to establish a permanent naval base overseas because it will opposite Beijing’s cornerstone, seeking hegemony in the world.  

Source: firstpost.com (access date: 1 February 2012).
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