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Indo-Pacific

China has multiple military basing options in Africa, analysts say

But Beijing expected to choose cautiously to avoid political risks

Chinese naval troops see off a replenishment ship bound for the waters off Somalia.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK/ BEIJING -- China is reportedly looking to build a military presence in Equatorial Guinea, which would be its second such facility in Africa and the first along the Atlantic Ocean. But China's options are not limited to the small country, analysts say.

Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Angola and Seychelles are strong candidates, each with different reasons.

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