http://china.org.cn/video/2015-11/27/content_37177909.htm Rumored in foreign news sources, Chinsee media is now reporting the Chinese government is negotiating with Djibouti's government for the establishment of a military base that would include support of more than 60 navel vessels. Frankly, I see it as providing China a good launch point for military action against IS/ISIS/ISIL/Daesh in retaliation for the execution of the Chinese citizen. The new Chinese military base would be their first in Africa. Adjacent to existing installations of France and the USA, undoubtedly there will be intrigue. Why are there so many military bases in Djibouti? The answer is location, location, location -- http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-33115502 -- per the BBC analysis.