US flags ‘serious concerns’ over Cambodia’s China-backed navy base

U.S. senior diplomat Wendy Sherman says Washington has “serious concerns” about China’s “military presence” at a naval base undergoing Beijing-backed expansion on Cambodia’s coast.

Sherman, the deputy secretary of state, made the remarks during a two-hour meeting with Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday in Phnom Penh, which she described on Twitter as “candid.”

The senior Joe Biden administration official also called on Cambodia to drop “politically motivated charges against members of the political opposition, journalists and activists,” according to a statement released by the U.S. Embassy in the country.

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