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Secret Deal for Naval Outpost in Cambodia Furthers China’s Quest for Military Network

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Use of Ream naval base would help China’s military project power across a broad swath of Southeast Asia

 

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia—China has signed a secret agreement allowing its armed forces to use a Cambodian navy base near here, as Beijing works to boost its ability to project military power around the globe, according to U.S. and allied officials familiar with the matter.

 

The pact—signed this spring but not disclosed by either side—gives China exclusive rights to part of a Cambodian naval installation on the Gulf of Thailand, not far from a large airport now being constructed by a Chinese company.

 

Some details of the final deal were unclear, the officials said, but an early draft, seen by U.S. officials, would allow China to use the base for 30 years, with automatic renewals every 10 years after that. China would be able to post military personnel, store weapons and berth warships, according to the draft.

 

read more https://www.wsj.com/articles/secret-deal-for-chinese-naval-outpost-in-cambodia-raises-u-s-fears-of-beijings-ambitions-11563732482

 

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3 hours ago, Pedrogaz said:

Time for a moratorium and then and outright ban on military bases outside one's home country. It has simply allowed foreign powers to conduct wars without risk to their own country. This has led to wars for political and commercial interests, as opposed to just wars fought over invasions...eg WW2 was a just war by the west; Vietnam, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan are illegal wars started by the west.

Perhaps a revisit further back in history. It may help reveal more to your exclamation.

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China takes over Cambodia.  Now trying to take over Thailand.  Look at all western currencies—down. Tourists and exports way down.  China may have a hand in this with secret purchase of Thai bonds—hot money.  Could be a connection.  BoT won’t tell who buys the bonds.....very strange.

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2 hours ago, JulesMad said:

It is so secret that nobody knows... How come it is published here?!? 😂 Must be TOP secret 😎

 

USG leaked it—so the world would know what ChiComs up to...

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34 minutes ago, Isaan sailor said:

China takes over Cambodia.  Now trying to take over Thailand.  Look at all western currencies—down. Tourists and exports way down.  China may have a hand in this with secret purchase of Thai bonds—hot money.  Could be a connection.  BoT won’t tell who buys the bonds.....very strange.

China's currency has taken a hit against the baht too, down 13.5% over the last nine months.

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1 hour ago, Benmart said:

Perhaps a revisit further back in history. It may help reveal more to your exclamation.

Spot on and if that line of thought is progressed it won't be long before we are back to the Persians again. 😉

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Co-located with a casino ?

China wants to surround Vietnam so that China can intimidate Vietnam into allowing the Chinese ownership of the South China Sea. Northern portion of Vietnam is a hard nut to crack, pressure from Cambodian border and the sea will be needed.

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The pen is mightier than the sword.  

No more invasions with real bombs and cannons. 

More money flowing and less blood dripping.     

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