Open Letter: Spare Cambodia from Great Power politics in 21st century

The unfortunate speculation that China is building a military base in Cambodian territory is guided by only by ill-intended and misinformed plethora without any evidence.

It is utterly a smear campaign against the national interests of Cambodians and the hard-earned peace and development the national government has been fighting for its people.

This groundless speculation is not new and has been used to harm the reputation and jeopardise national unity.

In 2005, the “String of Pearls” theory was promoted to refer to the network of Chinese military and commercial facilities and relationships along its sea lines of communication, which extend from the Chinese mainland to the Horn of Africa.

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