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  1. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    31 Dec '09 13:08 / 1 edit
    China floats anti-pirate hub idea

    A senior Chinese naval officer has suggested that China establish a permanent base in the Gulf of Aden to support its anti-piracy operations.

    Rear Admiral Yin Zhou's proposal was posted on the defence ministry website.

    Mr Yin said supplying and maintaining the fleet off Somalia was challenging without such a base, and said other nations were unlikely to object.

    China's navy currently has no overseas bases, but there are calls in the media and web forums for this to change.

    The proposal comes after a Chinese cargo ship and its crew of 25 were rescued from Somali pirates on Monday, amid reports that a $4m (£2.5m) ransom had been paid to their kidnappers. [/b]


    Rest: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/asia-pacific/8435037.stm

    Do RHPers welcome this idea?
  2. 31 Dec '09 13:55 / 1 edit
    Well, if they are going to get rid of the pirates, it means less work for the others. But where would they locate such a base? Kenya? Eritrea?
  3. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    31 Dec '09 15:47
    Originally posted by FMF
    [quote][b]China floats anti-pirate hub idea

    A senior Chinese naval officer has suggested that China establish a permanent base in the Gulf of Aden to support its anti-piracy operations.

    Rear Admiral Yin Zhou's proposal was posted on the defence ministry website.

    Mr Yin said supplying and maintaining the fleet off Somalia was challenging without such ...[text shortened]... Rest: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/asia-pacific/8435037.stm[/i]

    Do RHPers welcome this idea?[/b]
    Sounds like a good idea. One less thing that we have to do.
  4. 31 Dec '09 16:04
    Originally posted by sh76
    Sounds like a good idea. One less thing that we have to do.
    Indeed. Better than another US base over there.
  5. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    31 Dec '09 18:32 / 1 edit
    And the Chinese slowly extend their tentacles of power...

    Despite that, I don't care.

    I wonder how India feels about that?
  6. 31 Dec '09 21:51
    they're flush with cash ... bout time they stepped up to the plate ...
  7. 01 Jan '10 01:19
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    And the Chinese slowly extend their tentacles of power...

    Despite that, I don't care.

    I wonder how India feels about that?
    They're probably going to respond by bombing Pakistan.
  8. 01 Jan '10 01:34
    I would welcome their help,, we work for them now anyway