Cambodian PM says naval base not just for China

China would not have exclusive access to a Cambodian naval base, Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced, despite Beijing chipping in for upgrades after a US-funded facility was razed at the site last month.

The Ream base is strategically located in the Gulf of Thailand, providing ready access to the fiercely contested South China Sea — a key global shipping route.

Beijing claims the majority of the resource-rich sea — vying with six other countries.

In full: https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2020/10/11/cambodian-pm-says-naval-base-not-just-for-china

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