In­ter­net re­port base­less – China

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CHINA was dis­cussing the con­struc­tion of a base over the next 10 years in Namibia for the Peo­ple’s Lib­er­a­tion Army Navy, the Namib­ian Times re­ported. The base in Walvis Bay would be one of 18 that would be es­tab­lished in var­i­ous re­gions, the pa­per re­ported last week, cit­ing uniden­ti­fied “Chi­nese me­dia”. The Namib­ian Times re­port was based on an un­of­fi­cial Chi­nese in­ter­net re­port and was “in­ac­cu­rate”, “ex­ag­ger­ated” and there­fore “ground­less”, De­fence Min­istry spokesman Geng Yan­sheng said at a monthly press con­fer­ence in Beijing yes­ter­day, ac­cord­ing to a tran­script of his re­marks. Geng did not say which parts of the re­port, if any, were ac­cu­rate. – Bloomberg

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