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China May Set Its Navy on Course for the Persian Gulf

Aug 9, 2019 | 09:00 GMT
Ships carrying Chinese military personnel depart Zhanjiang, in south China's Guangdong province, on July 11, 2017, bound for a support base in Djibouti.

Ships carrying Chinese military personnel depart Zhanjiang, in south China's Guangdong province, on July 11, 2017, bound for a support base in Djibouti.

(Xinhua/Wu Dengfeng via Getty Images)

To guard its energy and security interests in the contentious waters, Beijing may find it has no choice but to join a U.S.-led escort operation, or perhaps even to launch its own....

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