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Newly-released Sat Photos Show Chinese-funded Navy Base Taking Shape in Cambodia

Satellite imagery of Ream Naval Base from February 2023, annotated to show the shape of the pier extension. Image courtesy of BlackSky.

New satellite photos show that Chinese contractors have made considerable progress in building an extension of the Ream Naval Base in Cambodia.

The images taken by the private company Blacksky reveal the submerged foundation for a long pier that will extend out from the base.

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