Cambodian and Chinese officials dismissed international concerns about a new Chinese-financed upgrade of a navy base in the southern Preah Sihanouk province during a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday.
Defense Minister Tea Banh and China’s ambassador Wang Wentian both refuted reports published earlier this week by The Washington Post that China is secretly building out a facility at the Ream Naval Base exclusively for the use of the PLA Navy (PLAN).
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