Photo Gallery: Djibouti Rising 02/08/2018
 Nicholas Li stands in front of the model of the free trade zone that is...
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Nicholas Li stands in front of the model of the free trade zone that is currently under construction in Djibouti. The small African country is the focus of intense international scrutiny. China is currently building large projects there, with the goal of transforming the small country into its gateway to the African continent.