The British sell aerial bombcarpet photographs to the Germans for astronomical charges, photos taken from the British airplanes that dropped the bombs on Germany in the first place. A million pounds per photo.
Why do you think China would need a Naval base in Djibouti for? I mean, the Chinese don’t even have to pass through the Red Sea with their merchant ships to reach their homeland from the Persian Gulf or from African trading partners.
China's GDP per capita is estimated at $ 16,600 (2017). It's just a 106th place in the world. The Chinese has yet to make an effort to start producing quality goods the way the Japanese did in just a couple of years at the end of the 1970s.
This is not an endorsement of Beijing! What can the CIA's former public site LIGNET teach us? Did in fact Obama and not Trump start or persue the US trade war with China? Who is in fact the biggest dud in international politics, Obama or Trump?