The two Asian countries denied reports that said China was secretly building a military base in Cambodia
Originally published by AntiWar
Chinese and Cambodian officials broke ground on Wednesday to launch construction at Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base on the Gulf of Thailand, a project that has drawn criticism from the US and other Western nations.
Since 2019, the US has claimed China is secretly planning to build a military base at Ream. Earlier this week, The Washington Post reported that China is constructing a naval base at the port for the “exclusive” use of its military, but both Beijing and Phnom Penh deny the claim.
According to Cambodian officials, the construction project will include a new dry dock for ship repairs, an extended pier, a hospital, a workshop, and a reception building. Cambodia insists it won’t allow a Chinese military facility since its constitution prohibits the presence of foreign military bases on its soil.
“Please don’t be too worried about this Ream base,” said Cambodian Defense Minister Tea Banh. “This port is too small and even after upgrading it can’t be a port that would threaten any countries.” Tea Banh said he invited representatives from the US and other countries to the construction site to show them “there is nothing here.”
But the US still expressed concern about the project. “The US and countries in the region have expressed concern about the lack of transparency on the intent, nature, and scope of this project as well as the role the PRC military is playing in its construction and in post-construction use of the facility,” Stephanie Arzate, a spokesperson for the US Embassy in Phnom Penh, told The Associated Press.
Last year, the US slapped sanctions on two Cambodian officials over the Chinese financing of the port project, which was followed by a US arms embargo on Cambodia. But the pressure has backfired on Washington. After the sanctions were imposed, China and Cambodia signed an agreement to boost military ties.
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Why is the US ‘concerned’? because building a military base is precisely what the USadmin would have done, and have done all around the globe.
The US days of empire are numbered. The countries and the people of the world want trade, not perpetual war.
US is the only racist criminal warmonger that has killed Chinese, Vietnamese, Koreans, Cambodians, Malays, Laos, etc and now the hypocrites are “concerned” about China. Unbelievable gall.
Remember these fuking pigs get mad about their fake Hollywood 9 – 11 BS, they were the ONLY country in the world that dropped 2 nuclear bombs on civilians – without a care in their mind.
Afghanistan: “The majority (62% – 1,309 of 2,122) of civilian deaths from airstrikes were caused by international forces. The majority (50% – 2,000 of 3,977) of overall civilian casualties (deaths and injuries) were also caused by international forces.”
The US kills more civilians than their “bad” enemy. Let that sink in for a sec.
Iraq invasion was entirely based on lies – they killed and destroyed the whole country. Al-Qaeda/ISIS/Zion/Neo-Nazis/etc etc etc my god I laugh so hard when some morons try to defend yanquis-Zion.
I make fun of these kids that cry about fake 9 – 11 and Russia – it is so fun seeing them just STFU for good. The best thing is Russia attacking Neo-Nazis in Ukraine, we all know even now how good Russia’s army is compared to the satanic pigs of yanqui-stan.
Russia rebuilt after a few days – Yanuqis never did anywhere. Compare civilians’ death LMFAO.
Don’t forget Libya.
Out of nowhere, the most successful African nation gets destroyed.
No reason given.
Libya was destroyed for the following reasons:
1) Gaddafi wanted a “Gold backed Dinar”. An oil commodity backed currency. This was a threat to the Petrodollar. Similar to Iraq’s Saddam Hussein.
2) Libya was the most prosperous North African country and showed the way to succeed. Neighboring dictators were jealous. This also made the Western Colonial Masters look bad.
The Maritime Silk Road continues to establish.
After the soon-to-be defeat in Ukraine, the deluded western colonial masters will target China and lose as well. Ukraine is the “jewish Waterloo”.
The western cabal was afraid that Gaddafi’s idea of a united Africa was gaining too much popularity.
Everyone should express concern about USSA military bases and have them closed down. Especially since it is the USSA that is the pirate navy illegally seizing ships and stealing their cargo.
the pathological liars talking about lack of transparency!!!! oh what a world we live in
US global pirates are like a lame barking blid dog that just barks along with its arse licking puppy Australia spouting daily paranoia about China and Russia. These racist running dogs of imperialism should get used to the rise of China and Asia. The Anglo global plunderers are now beggars. The world’s future is ASIA.
The US has a few hundred military bases around the world. So what’s the problem? Competition isn’t it? China, Russia and India are the future, laughing at that silly faschist state that was once called the promised land. In reality it was just an illusion. Worried about nature? Not one bit. Just worried about China’s ability to progress. And that cannot be stopped. Same as the US debt clock that is scarier then hell.
Meanwhile, the US and the West’s real enemy is given free reign around the world.
Let NATO regimes run their business of wars.
If there were no war then on whom the NATO regimes would sell their arms.
Let me quote all those nato fans:
It is none of the US business what the sovereign nation of cambodia is doing and with which countries or alliances they cooperate.
The US have nothing to demand. And how can a port in a country like cambodia be a threat to the mighty US will 1000s of nukes. Thats a pretext to mix into politics of sovereign countries.
Did i get it right?
So, Americans, what’s the point? Why can’t China build a military base “near” (well, almost) its borders and US can build how many bases they want at thousand miles from theirs? Anyway, the time when nobody gives a damn to what US say is approaching. Let’s hope this happens very soon for European countries.
Deception driven US does not want China and Cambodia to work together so they FABRICATE a danger to themselves from China and Cambodia’s friendly relations. The US is JR EWING from Dallas but far worse. There is something extremely satanic in our Western world, in the US, the UK, the EU, Israel. It is prevalent in our military, foreign policies, trade, sanctions and the bankster industries. Deception, an inability to approach the truth, theft, hypocrisy, false accusations, masquerades, pretences, enmity, changing the rules of the game, moving the goalposts, cheating, spite, lawlessness, bullying, dictatorship, threats. The Western world will be cancelled by the rest of the world, by Russia, African nations, Asia and most of the world as they want to have us removed from their lives.
750+ bases worldwide – China isn’t even making a military base in Cambodia and they are like mad pigs.
Fun fact: Cambodian constitution doesn’t allow a foreign military to have a base or a permanent presence in their territory.
2nd fun fact is that the US wants their stupid puppet in Cambodia – He wants to attack China and give yanquis the right to make a permanent military in Cambodia.
Saying all of these – they might allow China because the US wants regime change to put their puppet up in power (BTW that guy is a moron – he bitch about being the US lapdog openly). The US might be the reason why Cambodia be force to allow China to have a military base later on.
Washington’s intelligence collection resources are reliable as usual and interpreted the same way 3elensky does interpret Ukrainian army “advances” on Donbas front. A flat tire on a Russian BTR-80 is interpreted as a javelin hit on a T90.
“Cambodia insists it won’t allow a Chinese military facility since its constitution prohibits the presence of foreign military bases on its soil.”
This is honorable. Meanwhile many other nations including Germany are infested with American military bases…
China is using usury loans, exploiting and militarising innocent Cambodian civilians and their land. China has banned smoking houses in Cambodia where citizens could smoke a pipe and meet true love and happiness in freedom. Thus the Cambodian people live today in Chinese totalitarian communism without any smiles because China has banned free market economy. Therefore US have concerns as we have an obligation to protect suppressed minorities from their regime and secure freedom.
After the manner usa treated cambodia in the 70s,good to see redemptions on its way,fk the usa!
What a joke: the ONE country on Earth that has MORE THAN 800 military bases OUTSIDE its own borders is complaining about China doing something similar. The British Empire was nothing compared to the militarization of the planet by the imperialist pigs who killed JFK.
As former US Senator Ron Paul famously said: “Truth is treason in the Empire of Lies”. Really what more words are adequate for their constant lying and bullshit. They’re own military and intelligence agencies did NOTHING while their Commander in Chief had open treason committed against him and the American People in 2020 : that’s what defines the term “COWARDS”. What fucking lowlife criminals.