Chinese project in Cambodia raises alarms of military build-up

Koh Kong – While Cambodia welcomes an ongoing influx of Chinese tourists, investment and development, the world at large increasingly suspects that China is launching a military buildup in the country for stronger Chinese influence in Southeast Asia.

Dara Sakor, a new China-backed coastal resort in Koh Kong province, located some 400 kilometers southwest of Phnom Penh by road, covers almost 20 percent of the country’s coastline.

Having obtained a 99-year land lease from the Cambodian government, the Chinese developer was allowed to develop on 36,000 hectares of land in the province, raising questions about China’s intentions in Cambodia.

In full: https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2019/08/2a1e00ec3d97-focus-chinese-project-in-cambodia-raises-alarms-of-military-build-up.html

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