Chinese President Xi Jinping with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (L). Photo: Kyodo

US fears China-backed resort in Cambodia could house military and ‘threaten coherence in Asean’

  • The US$3.8 billion China-backed Dara Sakor development takes up 20 per cent of Cambodia’s coastline and plans a resort, international airport, power stations, a deep water port and industrial estate
  • Officials familiar with the project say it could be part of a larger Chinese plan to establish a military presence in the strategically position Southeast Asian country
Topic |   Cambodia

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Chinese President Xi Jinping with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (L). Photo: Kyodo
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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Kyodo

US presses Cambodia over its ‘larger plans’ to host Chinese military

  • Cambodia abruptly turned down a US offer to help repair a naval base, fuelling speculation that China could be about to move in
  • China currently operates one overseas military base, in Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, and has repeatedly rejected speculation that it plans to open more
Topic |   Cambodia

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: Kyodo
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