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China, Cambodia to Hold Joint Military Exercises

File image of Cambodian navy personnel walk on a jetty in Ream naval base in Preah Sihanouk province. AFP / TANG CHHIN Sothy

Cambodia and China will hold joint annual military drills from Thursday, an official said, amid US concerns that Beijing could use a Cambodian naval base to expand its influence in the region.

A Chinese warship docked in the coastal city of Sihanoukville on Monday morning, bringing troops and materials for the exercises, Cambodian army spokesman Thong Solimo told reporters in Phnom Penh.

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