China ups the pace of its military deployments to Africa

Issue 448 - 22 Oct 2021 - By Marc Howard | 2 minute read

China under President Xi Jinping has shifted markedly from its position of not intervening in foreign conflicts – even in a multilateral context – and positioning its forces far from the People’s Republic. Beijing has stepped up its military presence in Africa over the last decade, in large part through its contributions to United Nations peace-keeping missions.

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