China is building a new military base in Tajikistan, this according to a recent report from China Digital Times. Tajikistan is a strategic location for China’s military expansion, as it shares a border with both China and Afghanistan.
Surprisingly, Tajikistan’s government has approved the construction of a new Chinese military base near the border of Afghanistan and is transferring full control of yet another base in exchange for aid from China.
This development shows the power of China’s “One-belt One-road” initiative, where China seeks to make massive financial investments in exchange for a country’s tangible assets.
Chinese BTJ missionaries who are taking the Gospel into Tajikistan and Afghanistan will now be able to benefit from these new developments in ways that were never possible before. As China’s influence increases, so do the opportunities for BTJ missionaries.