China promises ‘friendship’ as two warships dock in Cambodia

The port is north of Ream Naval Base, where a China-funded expansion project has stoked concerns it could become an outpost for the Chinese navy.

Two Chinese warships docked Sunday at a commercial port in Cambodia, in preparation for joint naval exercises between the two countries.


The Jingangshan amphibious warfare ship and Qijiguang training ship sailed into the Sihanoukville Port as onlookers waved Cambodian and Chinese flags from the piers.

The port is north of the Ream Naval Base, where China has funded a broad expansion project that has been carefully watched by the United States and others over concerns it could become a new outpost for the Chinese navy on the Gulf of Thailand.

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