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This China Maritime Report on Djibouti is the first in a series of case studies on China’s “overseas strategic strongpoints” (海外战略支点). The strategic strongpoint concept has no formal definition, but is used by People’s Republic of China (PRC) officials and analysts to describe foreign ports with special strategic and economic value that host terminals and commercial zones operated by Chinese firms.
China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S Naval War College
Newport, Rhode Island
China, China Maritime Studies Institute, CMSI, Djibouti, Africa, strongpoint
Dutton, Peter A.; Kardon, Isaac B.; and Kennedy, Conor M., "China Maritime Report No. 6: Djibouti: China's First Overseas Strategic Strongpoint" (2020). CMSI China Maritime Reports. 6.