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More Chinese military bases abroad possible: PLA strategist

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has raised the possibility of opening more military support bases abroad in case there is a need to do so, according to a senior People's (PLA) strategist, the media reported on Thursday.

He Lei, a former of the of the PLA, said at a press conference here on Wednesday that would open new bases under two conditions, news reported.

"This matter is primarily determined by whether a new base is needed to help better fulfil missions given by the UN. Second, it depends on the approval of the nation where a new base should be located," newspaper quoted as saying.

If these two factors were fulfilled, "it is possible for China to build new overseas support bases", he added.

The said the main function of these sites was to provide logistical support to PLA units abroad and not to set up Chinese military forces in other countries.

China has a single military base abroad, located in Djibouti, on the Horn of

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 17:26 IST
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