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China opens first military base overseas in Djibouti

China opened its first overseas military base in Djibouti on Tuesday at an event attended by China's deputy naval commander Tian Zhong and Djibouti's defence minister. 

The event was held on the 90th anniversary of China's military, the People's Liberation Army. 

Djibouti also has army officers from Japan, US and France.

The base is aimed at resupplying navy ships involved in missions off the coast of Yemen and Somalia, reports Al Jazeera