Monday, January 16, 2017

China's Anti-Piracy Deployments in the Gulf of Aden

The Institut Francais des Relations Internationales published in November 2016 a study titled "China's Military Deployments in the Gulf of Aden: Anti-Piracy and Beyond" by Jerome Henry, a lieutenant commander at French Navy Headquarters in Paris.

The author argues that while the PLAN deployments in the Gulf of Aden were originally intended to protect Chinese shipping interests against piracy, the mission changed as the piracy problem came to an end. The Chinese task forces now have the objective of contributing to the development of a Chinese blue water navy, enhancing power projection capability, and acquiring Far Seas experience.

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