Chinese warships in Cambodia fuel fresh concerns as Wang visits

China’s top diplomat has pledged to further boost security ties with Cambodia during a visit amid concerns over the extended presence of its warships at a naval base on the Gulf of Thailand.

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in the neighbouring nation on Sunday for a three-day visit after meeting Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta days earlier. He told his Cambodian counterpart that the two sides should boost cooperation and to “strengthen solidarity and cooperation, and tighten the security line for the construction of a China-Cambodia community with a shared future,” according to an official readout.

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