- Jan 17, 2010
Marines of China and Tanzania conduct joint military Marines of China and Tanzania conduct joint military training
https://news.vice.com/article/china...exercise-as-the-indian-ocean-region-goes-nutsDAR ES SALAAM, October 17 (ChinaMil) -- The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the Tanzanian People's Defense Force began the one-month-long joint marine military training codenamed "Beyond 2014" on October 16, 2014 in Dar es Salaam, capital of Tanzanian.
This is the first joint training between the two militaries and more than 100 officers and men participate in it.
This joint training is aimed at enhancing mutual understanding and trust, promoting pragmatic exchanges and cooperation and improving the combat competency and the mutual collaboration capability of the two sides in carrying out diversified tasks including fighting piracy.
Which brings us back to Tanzania. An added complication is that China is shelling out $10 billion for a deep water port on the Indian Ocean — in, yes, Tanzania at the town of Bagomoyo. Some observers argue that this port, which will be the biggest in Africa, is destined to become one more pearl in China's "String of Pearls" — a series of commercial and military bases China has been building from the Chinese mainland to Africa.