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The Claim that a new Cambodian airfield is actually a Chinese base is dubious at best has been widely circulated from News.com.au, a division of News Corp Australia, was published on Feb. 8, 2020, and was subsequently parroted and shared all around the national security and defense online community. The story claims that an airfield that is under construction near Cambodia’s Dara Sakor Seashore Resort is actually a Chinese Air Base that will give China’s military greater reach throughout a critical and increasingly tense region.

 

This all sounds fairly ominous and intriguing, but there is one problem, high-resolution satellite imagery exclusively obtained by The War Zone does not support such a bold claim. While it is possible that Chinese military aircraft will use the base when it is completed, we see no obvious signs of that at present. The News.com.au story stated in part:

“Many of the aircraft turning bays are too small for large commercial airliners. Instead, they’re just right for fighter jets. And exactly why it needs to be 3400m [~11,155 feet] long is uncertain.”

“That’s far larger than even the largest civilian airliners require to land or take off. There is no significant nearby population or industrial centre. And its enormous scale goes far beyond the needs of the languishing Koh Kong resort nearby.”

 

read more https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50692228/debunking-the-chinese-naval-base-in-cambodia-narrative

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6 hours ago, bkk6060 said:

What about drone launches?

I believe it will be used by the Chinese they own Cambodia now anyway.

They certainly do not own the piece of land on which the apartment block I live in was built. It is 100% owned by a 100% Khmer citizen and there are no Chinese residents (I am glad to say).

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2 hours ago, Burma Bill said:

They certainly do not own the piece of land on which the apartment block I live in was built. It is 100% owned by a 100% Khmer citizen and there are no Chinese residents (I am glad to say).

Well, good for you.

Over the past few years they have bought up most of Phnom Penh.

Big plans for malls and highrise condos.

And since you live there you must know about Shian. ville.

The Chinese run the place.

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This article is from the KmerTimes.....it must be valid eh!!?

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Anyone who believes that this isn't future planning by the Chinese is walking around with they eyes shut.

China is doing exactly the same in the Marshall Is.

China is building up her armed forces, and strategic bases all over Asia.

Thailand and Cambodia are virtually under the Chinese thumb. China can walk in any time and take what they want.

The world will not do anything about it until it is too late.

Millions upon millions of Chinese live abroad. They will support any insurgency and uprising at the appropriate time.

They are as unstoppable as Japan was 70+ years ago - except that their numbers are far greater than anyone can possibly imagine.

They will succeed simply because nobody wants to believe otherwise!

 

 

 

 

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The eyes see, what the brain denies and the mouth remains silent.

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Here's some real info. 

 

There are also links to research done by Palantir and co - big think tanks. 

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On 2/19/2020 at 6:27 PM, bkk6060 said:

Well, good for you.

Over the past few years they have bought up most of Phnom Penh.

Big plans for malls and highrise condos.

And since you live there you must know about Shian. ville.

The Chinese run the place.

Yes I know all about the Chinese influence in Cambodia, but I live in Siem Reap which is more desirable these days. Poi-Pet is also becoming more "Chinafied" with new casinos, condos, hotels etc. being constructed.

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So, if true, what is the goal of such Chinese presence ?

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