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BANGKOK 18 August 2019 16:48
geovalin

Chinese project in Cambodia raises alarms of military build-up

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While Cambodia welcomes an ongoing influx of Chinese tourists, investment and development, the world at large increasingly suspects that China is launching a military buildup in the country for stronger Chinese influence in Southeast Asia.

 

Dara Sakor, a new China-backed coastal resort in Koh Kong province, located some 400 kilometers southwest of Phnom Penh by road, covers almost 20 percent of the country's coastline.

 

Having obtained a 99-year land lease from the Cambodian government, the Chinese developer was allowed to develop on 36,000 hectares of land in the province, raising questions about China's intentions in Cambodia.

 

read more https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2019/08/2a1e00ec3d97-focus-chinese-project-in-cambodia-raises-alarms-of-military-build-up.html

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Not really.  These are the old Macau syndicates moving in to open  up casinos for the Chinese whales.

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5 hours ago, geovalin said:

Having obtained a 99-year land lease from the Cambodian government, the Chinese developer was allowed to develop on 36,000 hectares of land in the province, raising questions about China's intentions in Cambodia.

Moving in by stealth.... soon they will own Cambodia, controlling the local economy, be one of the biggest employers, own most of the roads & infrastructure... they will be telling Hun Sen what to do soon!

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We have to fear the same will happen to Thailand.  Too many bi-lateral trade deals with ChiComs, and a sky-high Baht gives the strong suspicion China is behind the hot money inflows that Bank of Thailand has coveted for several years now...

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I think Thailand will be ok, as well as Myanmar. Myanmar have knocked back a few Chinese development opportunities recently. 

Cambodia IMO is gone to the Chinese. The kicker will be the Mekong river, quite a few countries involved here and that's where the shit might hit the fan. We can see some issues right now.

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Wasn't there an article on this site a few months ago about a highway/road being built to the new port in Cambodia being 30 cm thick reinforced concrete? Very good for tank transporters.

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10 hours ago, hotchilli said:

they will be telling Hun Sen what to do soon!

I think that time has already come.

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And as always, its the poor that will suffer in so many ways. I feel sorry for the average Cambodian who is in the way of Chinese progress and bulldozers.

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I think its all over rated. english people getting paranoid because the english signs are being replaced by chinese ones. the chinese dont need a military base in the region, they can buy what they want. and as for controlling the economy, there is none to control unless they build it first. the dictator treats the cambodians as slaves, the chinese wont be any worse

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