New airstrip in Cambodian jungle sparks fears China is planning to use country as military base

A new runway being constructed in a Cambodian jungle has added to fears that China is preparing to base troops around the southeast Asian country.

The New York Times reported that the runway, being constructed by a Chinese firm at Dara Sakor International Airport near Cambodia’s southwestern coast, has a tight turning bay: a style often used by fighter jet pilots.

At 10,500 feet long it will be the longest runway in the country, and will be located near ports the US fears may also be used by Beijing’s troops.

In full: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/12/23/new-airstrip-cambodian-jungle-sparks-fears-china-planning-use/

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