Written by: Potato

Translated by: billwilliam

Picture Source: DW

Although Djibouti is declared by the United Nations as one of the least developed countries in the world, it is wooed by military forces because of its strategic location and natural environment, as reported by Sina news on February 9, 2022.

According to the news, one of the main supports of Djibouti’s economy is to earn expensive “basic rents” by leasing military bases to other large countries.

For more than 100 years, Western countries led by the United States have coveted this strategic location. Djibouti first became a French military base, and France spent more than half of its foreign aid on Djibouti because it is France’s largest military base abroad. Afterward, the United States leased the military base in Djibouti and expanded it into a military base under full control.

After Communist China established official diplomatic relations with Djibouti on January 8, 1979, and began to provide its aids, Communist China is the last major power to build an overseas military base in Djibouti. Today, most of the symbolic construction projects in Djibouti’s port have been completed with Communist China’s involvement. This is also Djibouti’s “great gift” to Communist China. As the news article claims, the task that the United States fails to finish for over 100 years is done by Communist China within three years. (Communist China’s strategy of bribery, or BGY Plan, has very pronounced success!)   

Communist China harbors the ambition to bring all partner countries of the “Belt and Road” Initiative into its sphere of influence. Communist China carries out “debt-trap diplomacy” and bribes local officials and companies through the BGY Plan to take over strategic assets such as power grids and ports successfully, which can also be used for military purposes. The “Belt and Road” Initiative is in fact a channel and network for money laundering through infrastructure construction projects, thereby exporting corruption.