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China eyes military footing in Thailand, Myanmar and Pakistan: US

Pentagon's yearly report to Congress notes new power projection push by Beijing

Residents greet Adm. Miao Hua, then political commissar of the People's Liberation Army Navy, and other Chinese naval officers visiting the southern Philippine city of Davao in April 2017.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- China seeks to establish a logistics network that could cover much of the Indian Ocean, the U.S. Department of Defense said Tuesday in its mandatory annual report to Congress on Chinese military power.

China has "likely considered" Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and other countries in Africa and Central Asia as locations for military logistics facilities, according to the 200-page "Military and Security Developments Involving the People's Republic of China 2020."

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