Earlier this month, the US Defence Department suggested China may be attempting to gain a military foothold in Cambodia. Photo: Reuters

Cambodia denies ‘secret deal’ allowing Chinese forces to be stationed at naval base on Gulf of Thailand

  • The agreement would give China an enhanced ability to assert contested territorial claims and economic interests in the South China Sea
  • A Cambodian spokesperson said the report was ‘made up and baseless’ and in Beijing, spokesman Geng Shuang said parties should not ‘overinterpret’ China-Cambodian cooperation
Topic |   South China Sea

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Earlier this month, the US Defence Department suggested China may be attempting to gain a military foothold in Cambodia. Photo: Reuters
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