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China-funded Ream base construction includes new pier, US think tank says

Chinese-funded construction, including land clearing, several new structures and a new pier, “continues to transform” Sihanoukville’s Ream Naval Base “at a rapid pace,” a U.S. think tank said Tuesday. ...

Sorn Sarath and Sovann Sreypich
https://cambojanews.com/china-funded-ream-base-construction-includes-new-pier-us-think-tank-says/

Naval base project not aimed at any nation, ministry says

The Ream Naval Base’s upgrade project in Cambodia, which is aided by China, is legitimate and doesn’t target any third party, said a spokesman for the Chinese Defense Ministry on Thursday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501104960/naval-base-project-not-aimed-at-any-nation-ministry-says/

U.S. coercive diplomacy has no market on China-Cambodia naval facility

The United States is a “talented” hunter for “evidence” that could tarnish the reputation of its rivals. This time, the hunter – out to stigmatize China – turns to Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501098157/u-s-coercive-diplomacy-has-no-market-on-china-cambodia-naval-facility/

Cambodia starts rehabilitating Ream naval base

Under the grant aid from China, the construction project for dry dock, pier and slipway rehabilitation in the modernisation centre of Ream Naval Base in Preah Sihanouk province kicked off this morning. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501090872/cambodia-starts-rehabilitating-ream-naval-base/

Cambodian Foreign Minister rejects accusations concerning Ream naval base

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn has dismissed the recent news spread by some media outlets concerning Ream Naval Base. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501090080/cambodian-foreign-minister-rejects-accusations-concerning-ream-naval-base/

Journalists invited to tour Ream Naval Base

The Ministry of National Defence on Friday invited some 70 national and international journalists to inspect the Ream Naval Base following reports last week of a deal with China to use the facility. The story was immediately dismissed by Prime Minister Hun Sen as “fabricated ...

Mech Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/journalists-invited-tour-ream-naval-base

Cambodia rejects suspicions reversal on us base upgrade signals plans to host Chinese military assets

Cambodia’s Minister of Defense Tea Banh on Monday dismissed suspicions that his government had reneged on accepting an offer from the U.S. to upgrade buildings at a naval base in Preah Sihanouk province because it plans to host Chinese military assets at the site. In a ...

Joshua Lipes
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/base-07012019152820.html

Officials unable to explain mystery ships

Officials in Preah Sihanouk province on Thursday gave a series of conflicting explanations as to what a team of cargo ships and accompanying barges are doing in the waters between Koh Rong and the mainland. ...

Sek Odom and Matt Blomberg
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/officials-unable-to-explain-mystery-ships-99537/

Three Japanese navy ships to visit Cambodia next week

Three Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) vessels will visit Cambodia on 17-20 February, said a statement of the Japanese Embassy in Phnom Penh on Thursday. The statement added that Captain Koji YAGI, who leads the visit of the vessels, will pay a courtesy call on ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff
http://thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=11&token=N2UyMDdmMDk5MzU

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