Djibouti: Chinese troops depart for first overseas military base

Apropos of nothing in particular *cough*, other than it will probably be right next door to Camp Lemonnier.
And that could turn out to be right interesting.

Ships carrying Chinese troops are heading to Djibouti to set up Beijing’s first overseas military base, reports state media.
China says the support base will be used for peacekeeping and humanitarian aid in Africa and West Asia.
It will also be used for military co-operation, naval exercises and rescue missions, Xinhua said.