FAST FIVE: China Poised To Establish 1st Ever Naval Base In Atlantic, Alarming US Officials
On Sunday The Wall Street Journal revealed key findings of a series of classified intelligence reports that point to China's military prepping a presence at a deep water port in Equatorial Guinea, on Africa's east coast.
American officials who spoke to the WSJ indicated that the reports “raise the prospect that Chinese warships would be able to rearm and refit opposite the East Coast of the US-a threat that is setting off alarm bells at the White House and Pentagon.” China's existing naval base in Djibouti.
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China also trains and arms the country's national police force. Equatorial Guinea has also in recent years singed Belt & Road memorandums pledging adherence to the initiative.
The WSJ report features satellite imagery and statements of US officials strongly suggesting the Chinese have an eye on Bata in particular, the country's largest mainland city, on the coast.