Dulu dan juga sekarang, kalau di sebuah negeri ada huru hara atau krisis politik, kekuatan imperialis hampir selalu kirim pasukan, atau kapal untuk menyelamatkan kepentingan modal yang ditanam di negeri itu dan juga mengevakuasi warganya. Nah, sekarang Tiongkok melakukan hal yang sama, karena kepentingan modalnya dan kekayaannya sudah tersebar ke seluruh dunia. Sama dengan kekuatan imperialis lainnya, Tiongkok sudah merasakan keharusan untuk melindungi MODAL DAN KEPENTINGAN EKONOMI DAN POLITIKNYA... Sudah tentu ini logis dan masuk akal bagi kekuatan kolonial-imperialis Tiongkok! Korporasi dan negara imperialis mana yang tidak ingin membela modal dan keuntungannya dalam persaingan dan pertempuran melawan rival-rival untuk mengontrol SDA dan SDM dunia!!! Saya tidak memperdebatkan logis atau tidaknya pembangunan basis-basis militer Tiongkok. Yang saya belejeti adalah sepak terjang itu BUKANLAH sepak terjang sebuah negara yang mengaku sosialis dan mengaku dibimbing oleh Marx, Lenin dan Mao. Yang saya belejeti adalah PENIPUAN dan KEMUNAFIKAN kaum revisionis-kapitalis-imperialis Tiongkok. Kalau di Indonesia semakin meningkat perasaan anti-Tiongkok karena kelakuan para pemodal dan para pekerja Tiongkok yang bertindak seperti tuan-tuan dan mandor, yang harus dijelaskan adalah semua itu SAMA SEKALI TIDAK ADA HUBUNGANNYA DENGAN IDEOLOGI KOMUNIS!!! Bukan Tiongkok komunis yang bermoral dan beretik seperti tuan-tuan kolonial-imperialis Belanda, Inggris, Perancis, Spanyol, Portugis, AS!!!! Kelakuan kolonial-imperial Tkk yang persis seperti kekuatan kolonial-imperialis Eropa bersumber pada sifatnya sendiri yang memang sudah menjadi kekuatan imperialis!!!! TIDAK ADA BAHAYA KOMUNIS DARI TIONGKOK!!!YANG ADA ADALAH BAHAYA SOSIAL- IMPERIALIS! ORANG KOMUNIS TIDAK INGIN MENCAPLOK DAERAH ATAU NEGERI ORANG LAIN. YANG DIINGINKAN ORANG KOMUNIS ADALAH RAKYAT SETEMPAT SENDIRI YANG BERJUANG UNTUK MEMPERBAIKI NASIB DAN HARI DEPAN YANG LEBIH BAIK! Silahkan menyimak analis dari Taiwan sebagai bahan pertimbangan.Taiwanese analysis of Chinese Djibouti base
| | | | | | | | | | | Taiwanese analysis of Chinese Djibouti base | | | | China’s Djibouti military base: ‘logistics facility’,or platform for geopolitical ambitions overseas? Officialpeacekeeping mission notwithstanding, new outpost has docking facilities that can handle most vessels in China’snaval fleet PUBLISHED: Sunday, 01 October, 2017, 8:10pm UPDATED: Tuesday, 17 October, 2017, 10:20am COMMENTS: 4 Chinese troopsat the country’s only overseas military base conducted their first live-fireexercises last week in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa, near some of the world’sbusiest shipping routes. Chinese workers in 2015 at the construction site of a railway linking Djibouti with Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. China has financed this and other critical infrastructure projects in Djibouti. Beijinghas described its military outpost as a logistics facility for resupplyingChinese vessels on peacekeeping and humanitarian missions. But satellite imagery and unofficial reports show the base hasmilitary infrastructure, including barracks and storage and maintenance units,and docking facilities that can handle most vessels in its naval fleet. Chinawas the seventh country to establish a military presence in the small Africannation, one of the poorest in the region, following in the footsteps of theUnited States, France and Japan, among others. But itsbase in Djibouti – situated en route to the strategically important Suez Canal,at the mouth of the Red Sea – has stoked concerns it would be a platform for Beijing’s geopolitical ambitionsoverseas. Here isa quick look at China’s interest in choosing Djibouti. Strategic location Many other countries have a presence in Djibouti, afactor that was critical in Beijing’s decision to build its first overseasmilitary base in the African nation. For example, Djibouti houses the US’ onlypermanent military installation on the continent. “It’s lesscontroversial for China to be in Djibouti simply because there are many othercountries with a presence there,” said Zhang Baohui, a Lingnan Universityprofessor of Chinese foreign policy. China plans to build Djibouti facility to allow naval flotilla to dock atfirst overseas base Djibouti is also farfrom China’s main competitors – a base at Gwadar Port in Pakistan, for example,would have raised alarm in New Delhi. Zhang said the base’s sittingin Djibouti meant China could crediblyclaim it was for humanitarian missions such as anti-piracy efforts off thecoasts of Somalia and Yemen. Beijing has deployedvessels from Somalia for these missions since 2008, according to Chineseforeign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang. “[The base] will alsohelp promote economic and social development in Djibouti,” he said. ProtectingChinese investment China alsowants to be able to protect its interests along its “21st century maritime SilkRoad”, the sea-based part of Beijing’s expansive “Belt and Road Initiative”,according to Malcolm Davis, Asian security expert at the Australian StrategicPolicy Institute. “There’s lots ofChinese diaspora and investment, and also trade flows in that region,” he said.“It primarily is about being able to have a presence in a strategicallyimportant area.” Around 40 per cent ofChinese imports passed through the Gulf of Aden waterway near Djibouti by 2008,according to a report by CNA, a Virginia-based research organisation. Live-fire show of force by troops from China’s first overseas militarybase CNA said Djiboutirelied heavily on capital from China, with Chinese firms providing US$1.4billion in funding for the nation’s major investment projects. China’s military basethere lies next to the Doraleh Multipurpose Port, partly funded and operated byChina’s state-owned China Merchants Holdings. Chinese state firms have alsofinanced and built the Ethiopia-Djibouti Railway and Ethiopia-Djibouti WaterPipelines. Broaderstrategic aims According to the CNAreport, the Djibouti base can help support China’s missions for “far seasprotection” to support operations such as combatting piracy, the evacuation ofChinese citizens, peacekeeping, counterterrorism, intelligence collection andprotection of strategic sea lanes. Analysts say Beijingcould use the base to project its power into North Africa, as well as tostrengthen its position in the Indian Ocean. “What it could meanfor Chinese ship deployments into the Indian Ocean is they could [maintain]much longer periods of patrolling in the Indian Ocean,” said RahulRoy-Chaudhury, senior fellow for South Asia at the London-based InternationalInstitute for Strategic Studies. “The familiarity of the Chinese navy with theIndian Ocean has increased tremendously.” Japanese frogmen approached Chinese warship at Djibouti, state media say But this has raisedconcern in India about regional maritime security, particularly in view of China’s other regional naval bases in countriessuch as the Maldives and Sri Lanka, analysts say. “China’s maritimestrategy is oriented to counter India in the Indian Ocean, particularlybuilding naval bases around India’s neighbourhood in the Indian Ocean,” BawaSingh, an international relations scholar at the Central University of Punjab,said.