Cambodia to host war games with China amid coronavirus outbreak

3,000 Cambodian and Chinese troops join 19-day military exercises seen as a gesture of solidarity amid health emergency.

Cambodia is set to kick off its annual joint military exercise with China on Saturday, with thousands of soldiers expected to join despite events being cancelled around the world amid the coronavirus pandemic.

This year’s Golden Dragon annual exercise will take place at a military training site in the southern Kampot province and will focus on “counterterrorism and humanitarianism”.

During the first exercise in 2016 at least 280 Cambodian soldiers and 97 Chinese troops attended the drills.

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