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CHINA BOOSTS ITS GLOBAL REACH VIA NAVAL DIPLOMACY PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 September 2014 13:56

by Iain Ballantyne

& Usman Ansari

 

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China is extending its maritime defence diplomacy mission into Africa as part of an increasingly ambitious global effort to use its navy for making friends and influencing people.

 

The provision of Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) to Nigeria and construction of patrol vessels for neighbouring Cameroon is only the latest development for a rising superpower that has massive economic interests already in Africa. A naval task group of three vessels - frigates Yancheng and Louyang together with auxiliary support ship Taihu - called in at Lagos.

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