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China to provide $84M grant to strengthen Kingdom’s military

China will grant the Kingdom 600 million yuan ($84 million) as it continues to support the strengthening of the Cambodian military, Minister of National Defence Tea Banh said on Wednesday. The aid is to upgrade equipment and improve training, in what was described as comprehensive ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/china-provide-84m-grant-strengthen-kingdoms-military

Golden Dragon joint military exercises with China begin today

Today the Cambodian and Chinese armies will hold their largest joint military exercise. Dubbed the “Golden Dragon”, senior military officials say it is a representation of current Sino-Cambodian relations. They also say that since joint military exercises began with China in 2016, the drills have ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50586172/golden-dragon-joint-military-exercises-with-china-begin-today/

US-Cambodia standoff

In late January last year, China donated 100 tanks to Cambodia. And the militaries of the two countries just celebrated their 60th anniversary of Sino-Cambodia diplomatic relations by concluding their joint annual Golden Dragon military exercises on Thursday. ...

Sek Sophal
https://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1439187/us-cambodia-standoff

Golden Dragon military exercises end with bang

Amid a hail of 20,000 bullets, the thud of eight helicopters, a hostage rescue demonstration and choreographed martial arts performances, the joint Chinese-Cambodian Golden Dragon military exercises concluded yesterday as officials from both sides praised the expanding relationship between the two countries. ...

Ben Sokhean and Daphne Chen
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/golden-dragon-military-exercises-end-bang

‘Like-minded friends forever’: Golden Dragon, Cambodia’s 17-day military exercise with China, kicks off

On Saturday morning, hundreds of Cambodian and Chinese soldiers in full combat gear stood in formation in front of a backdrop of tanks, armoured trucks, machine gun-mounted helicopters, and artillery weapons. Generals from both sides spoke warmly of the deepening relationship between the two countries, ...

Ben Sokhean
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minded-friends-forever-golden-dragon-cambodias-17-day-military-exercise-china-kicks

‘Thousands of tonnes’ of weapons imported: PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen bragged yesterday about importing “thousands or tens of thousands” of tonnes of weaponry overnight in the run-up to a major joint military exercise with China. “Samdech Tea Banh, the minister of defence, he does not transport flowers,” the premier said to an ...

Ben Sokhean and Mech Dara
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/thousands-tonnes-weapons-imported-pm

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