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Chinese Embassy in Nairobi Dismisses “Fact-Neglecting” U.S. Allegation The PLA Considered Kenya to Set Up a New Base

The United States Defense Department renewed a longstanding allegation, that as of today remains unsubstantiated, that China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) “likely considered a number of countries” to set up new military bases including Kenya, Seychelles, Angola, and Tajikstan among other states around the world.

The language was literally copied and pasted from the same annual report to Congress on Chinese military developments that the Pentagon submitted last year which included the identical assertion, also without any evidence to support the claim.

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