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CHINA CAMBODIA and the DARA SAKOR PROBLEM

CHINA CAMBODIA and the DARA SAKOR PROBLEM

Rings Alarm Bells in Washington

The Japan Times reports, the Dara Sakor is a 3.5-billion-dollar Investment Zone where a Chinese State company has acquired a 99-year lease. Planned is an international airport and deep-water seaport together with an industrial park, all alongside an international style tourist resort which encompasses 20 percent of Cambodia’s coastline.

Recently Cambodia demolished the old US naval facility buildings at that country’s Ream Naval Base adjacent to Dara Sakor. The Diplomat reports, that has raised suspicions throughout S E Asia that Cambodia is preparing to lease the base to PLAN (People’s Liberation Army Navy)- the Chinese Navy.read more

RUSSIA’S NEW HEAVILY ARMED ICEBREAKERS

RUSSIA’S NEW HEAVILY ARMED ICEBREAKERS

Russia recently launched at the Admiralty Shipyard in St Petersburg, the ‘Ivan Papanin’ which is the first of a powerful new design of Combat Icebreaker to be deployed in the Arctic, where they will bolster Russia’s military presence as it seeks to assert its ownership over vast oil and gas reserves.

Following the launch, Tass reported that Russia has for the first time a warship specifically designed and armed for Arctic warfare. The ‘Ivan Papanin’ is planned to be operational in 2024. A second vessel ‘Nikolai Lubov’ is building in the same yard.read more