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Vol 56 No 20

Published 9th October 2015


Red sea rivals

Now that Japan has relaxed its prohibition against overseas military operations, its move to revamp its base in Djibouti may offer new opportunities for confrontation with China. Japan's base is only 50 kilometres from China's planned outpost, at Obock, on the other side of the Gulf of Tadjoura from the port of Djibouti. China and Japan have been having regular naval face-offs in the East China Sea over disputed territory.

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