This is coolbert:
EQ = Equatorial Guinea.
Again from the Internet web site of Commander Salamander and thanks to same.
Chinese naval forces to have an Atlantic Ocean base? The Chinese?
"I [Salamander] found two things curious about the response to this news over the weekend"
READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE TWO POINTS AS RAISED BY THE COMMANDER.
"China is looking to create its first permanent military presence on the Atlantic Ocean, on the coast of the small African nation Equatorial Guinea, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal based on classified U.S. intelligence."
Consider also within context:
Merchant vessel carrying Kalibr-K containerized anti-ship missile. Missiles as raised the gray vertical tubes in the center of the ship. Click on image to see an enlarged view. Net-centric targeting needed.
Courtesy the American version of the English tabloid Sun and the article by Tariq Tahir.
THE CONTAINERIZED ANTI-SHIP MISSILE. THINK THE RUSSIAN KALIBR-K.
Chinese naval bases the Atlantic a force multiplier? American naval resources being deployed to counter the Atlantic threat diminishing a capability to focus energy and means in one area of the world?
"String of Pearls" Chinese geo-political strategy now hardly going to be confined as originally envisioned? Not limited to the east coast of Africa and the Indian Ocean basin?