Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks to his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias (not pictured) during their meeting at the Diaoyutai State House in Beijing, China, August 27, 2018. How Hwee Young/Pool via REUTERS
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China Wednesday denied that it planned to build a military base in Afghanistan, after a Hong Kong newspaper said Beijing was constructing a training camp for Afghan troops to which it could also send its own soldiers.It was not the first time reports have pointed to China seeking a military presence in Afghanistan, although it has denied all of them.In January, the defense ministry denied a similar report that it planned to build a military base in Afghanistan.Last year, China opened its first overseas military base, in the Horn of Africa country Djibouti.
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