What is the truth about Washington monitoring a Chinese military base in the UAE?

The Wall Street Journal reported that the US intelligence service last spring learned that China was secretly building an alleged military outpost at Khalifa Port near Abu Dhabi.

The newspaper’s sources suggested that the UAE government was not aware of the military nature of China’s activities in the port. Construction was halted due to US pressure on the Emirates, which was a threat not to complete trade in F-35s and other unmanned aerial vehicles. This comes in the face of heated competition between China and the US in Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East , as US efforts are focused on limiting China’s influence and forming regional alliances for this purpose.

What are the aspects of competition between the two forces? Is it necessary to cooperate with Washington to sever ties with its competitors?

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