Cambodian Opposition Chief Warns Against China’s Growing Dominance, Military Presence

Exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy called on Cambodians in a statement on Tuesday to oppose what he called China’s colonization of the Southeast Asian country, warning especially against the use of Cambodia as a base for a growing Chinese military presence.

China understandably wants to turn Cambodia into an outpost to implement its expansionist strategy which implies the building of military facilities such as the ones under construction in Cambodia,” the acting leader of the now-banned Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) said.

“This will have far-reaching implications because it potentially jeopardizes peace and stability in the region,” Sam Rainsy said.

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