Scary reality: China’s secret Cambodian military base

It’s supposed to be an international airport. It’s supposed to be part of a large-scale holiday resort on a pristine piece of Cambodian coastline. But it’s not.

About 45,000ha of an unspoiled national park is being ripped up to build it. Deep-water channels are being dredged through clear waters.

Little wonder the Koh Kong Beachside Resort has failed to attract visitors to its casino and hotel.

Work on the US$3.8 billion tourism development appears to have stalled, which is why military analysts have been poring over satellite photographs tracking the enormous airfield’s continued construction.

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