Soldiers at Ream Naval Base in Cambodia. Photo: EPA Soldiers at Ream Naval Base in Cambodia. Photo: EPA
Soldiers at Ream Naval Base in Cambodia. Photo: EPA

Are cosier China-Cambodia ties a sign Beijing’s plan to set up military bases overseas is gathering steam?

  • Experts say China has a strategic interest in having more such bases worldwide, not just to project military power but also to safeguard its global interests
  • But while Beijing may be exploring this route in response to US-led efforts to counter its influence, the path to a network of outposts abroad is hardly straightforward

Topic |   China's military
Soldiers at Ream Naval Base in Cambodia. Photo: EPA Soldiers at Ream Naval Base in Cambodia. Photo: EPA
Soldiers at Ream Naval Base in Cambodia. Photo: EPA
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