Cambodia seeks China’s help to modernise navy base

China will help to modernise and expand Cambodia’s largest naval base but will not be the only country given access to the facility, Cambodian media reported on Wednesday (Jun 2), quoting the country’s defence minister.

In October, Cambodia confirmed it had razed a small US-built facility at Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base as part of a planned upgrade, but had denied reports that China would be involved in that.

The Pentagon last year sought an explanation from Cambodia for the demolition.

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