May 21, 2024

Record number of Chinese warships operating in Cambodia

Source: Radio Free Asia

Cambodia’s defense ministry has praised joint activities with China for enhancing its military’s capabilities as well as its combat skills.

The Golden Dragon 2024 exercise is taking place in Kampong Chhnang and Sihanoukville provinces.

The large number of Chinese vessels this time was not “a game changer but a sign of ever-closer China-Cambodia cooperation given China’s new base there,” said Tom Shugart, adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington.

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  • Tom Shugart

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Defense Program

    Thomas Shugart is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). His research focuses on undersea warfare and maritime com...