3,725
 

US general: China’s Africa outreach poses threat to America



ADVERTISEMENT
 
topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot 3X PLAT




section  x1   |  0 bx goons and 1 bystanders Share this on Twitter       Share this on Facebook

section news /page 2
  
 1 month ago '15        #1
343 page views
7 comments


People Talk  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x160
avatar
Props total: 136770 136 K  Slaps total: 17145 17 K
US general: China’s Africa outreach poses threat to America
 

 
image

A top US general has accused China of planning to extend its influence beyond the Asia Pacific with the potential construction of a large Atlantic naval base on the west coast of Africa, adding that Beijing is “outmaneuvering the US in select countries in Africa.”

US General Stephen Townsend, who leads US Africa Command (Africom), said in an interview with The a*sociated Press on Thursday that China has been working with the countries like Mauritania and Namibia on establishing a naval base with the capability to host submarines or aircraft carriers.

"They’re looking for a place where they can rearm and repair warships. That becomes militarily useful in conflict," Townsend said.

"They’re a long way toward establishing that in Djibouti" on Africa's east coast, he added. "Now they’re casting their gaze to the Atlantic coast and wanting to get such a base there."

Washington has accused Beijing of attempting to extend its influence not only in Asia and the Pacific region, but also over countries in Africa, South America and the Middle East.

Townsend claimed that China’s military site in Djibouti has been increasing in size and capacity, with China deploying some2,000 military personnel there as well as hundreds of Marines.

The American general also said that China is “outmaneuvering the US in select countries in Africa.”

“Port projects, economic endeavors, infrastructure and their agreements and contracts will lead to greater access in the future,” he told the AP. “They are hedging their bets and making big bets on Africa.”

He said the potential Chinese military base on the Atlantic coast would be a great concern for the United States due to the relatively shorter distance to America than from the Horn of Africa.

The US military’s 2020 report on China’s military power claimed that Beijing was seeking to add naval, air and ground forces in Angola and other locations in Africa.

The report also said China was focusing on Africa and the Middle East in the coming years, with large amounts of oil and natural gas recently imported from these regions.


China’s Defense Ministry said last year that many years of evidence shows that the United States is the biggest threat to global order and peace.

Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Col. Wu Qian made the remark in reaction to the Pentagon report released on September 2 that said Chinese military developments and goals presented “serious implications for US national interests and the security of the international rules-based order.”

Wu called the report a “wanton distortion” of China’s aims and the relationship between the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and China’s 1.4 billion population.

He said that US actions in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and other countries over the past two decades had led to the k*lling of over 800,000 people and the displacement of millions more.

Meanwhile, a top Chinese diplomat has denounced as “too negative" the US policy toward his country, saying the administration in Washington is more focused on confrontation rather than cooperation with Beijing.

Le Yucheng, China’s vice-foreign minister, made the comments in a wide-ranging interview with The a*sociated Press last month as he was criticizing Washington’s hardline policies continued by US President Joe Biden against China.
visit this link https://www.presstv.com/D .. -China-Africa-
+4   



best
worst
7 comments
 

 1 month ago '17        #2
Its 
Props total: 17172 17 K  Slaps total: 1566 1 K
Statements a few years too late, no?
Africom been increased its force
Australia was talking big sh*t about China the other day too
Maybe they're all gearing up for wwiii in the next few years
+1   

 1 month ago '15        #3
People Talk  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x160 OP
Props total: 136770 136 K  Slaps total: 17145 17 K
 Its said
Statements a few years too late, no?
Africom been increased its force
Australia was talking big sh*t about China the other day too
Maybe they're all gearing up for wwiii in the next few years
Nwo agenda threatend by china
So for sure war going down
-2   

 1 month ago '21        #4
LuxG2 
Props total: 8950 8 K  Slaps total: 1479 1 K
Well America probably should not have sh*tted on the contract they had with Africa
+2   

 1 month ago '16        #5
Eastcoast 
Props total: 7830 7 K  Slaps total: 1944 1 K
Africa nations job is to take advantage, not just allow its fate to be determined by other parties.

 1 month ago '17        #6
Class of 2017 
Props total: 14663 14 K  Slaps total: 2684 2 K
Press TV is an Iranian state-owned news and documentary network that broadcasts in the English and French languages. It is affiliated with Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, the only organization legally able to transmit radio and TV broadcasts in Iran.


@

 1 month ago '04        #7
deziking  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
Props total: 28559 28 K  Slaps total: 2967 2 K
too late mfers.

 1 month ago '06        #8
sunsetnVine 
Props total: 18579 18 K  Slaps total: 1793 1 K
 Its said
Statements a few years too late, no?
Africom been increased its force
Australia was talking big sh*t about China the other day too
Maybe they're all gearing up for wwiii in the next few years
Gotta cut the head off the snake before it eats anymore. Either that or take the knee



Sign me up
 
 

yesterday...


most viewed right now
+60online now  31
Creepiest thing you ever experienced?
199 comments
19 hours ago
@wild'ish
most viewed right now
online now  30
Jun 19 - Mother shot dead in front of her 2 kids in Rochester, NY
76 comments
2 days ago
@news
most viewed right now
+149online now  19
Video inside If Juice was made by Pixar
99 comments
2 days ago
@movies
most viewed right now
online now  18
Video inside No-Go Zones - World’s Toughest Places | Seven Mile Road, Detroit, USA |..
53 comments
2 days ago
@wild'ish
back to top
register register Follow BX @ Twitter search BX privacyprivacy