Why Does China Want a Naval Base in the Atlantic Ocean?

Earlier this month General Stephen Townsend, commander of the U.S. Africa Command, told the Associated Press that China covets a major naval base in the Atlantic Ocean, presumably along the African west coast. (Portugal’s Azore Islands also come up from time to time as a potential Atlantic hub for Chinese vessels.) Chinese leaders are “looking … Continue reading Why Does China Want a Naval Base in the Atlantic Ocean?