Golden Dragon 2020, China-Cambodia Joint Military Exercise in Kampot Province

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Golden Dragon 2020, China-Cambodia Joint Military Exercise in Kampot Province

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October 24, 2019
Golden Dragon 2020 Joint Military Exercise to be held in Kampot province

Cambodia and China have decided to hold next year’s Golden Dragon Joint Military Exercise in Kampot province’s Chum Kiri district.

The location was picked yesterday during a meeting between Colonel Zhang Yuang Song, chief of staff of Angkor Alliance Unit 75 of the People’s Liberation Army, and General Ith Sarath, deputy RCAF commander, at High Command Headquarters.

Col Zhang is leading a PLA delegation on a visit to the Kingdom until Friday to discuss preparations for Golden Dragon 2020 to be held in March.

An RCAF statement obtained yesterday said Gen Sarath told Colonel Zhang that Golden Dragon 2020 should be held in Kampot province’s Chum Kiri district, which has a 10,000-hectare military training site.

It said Col Zhang told Gen Sarath that the Chinese army officers will jointly inspect the site with their Cambodian counterparts.

Major General Thong Solimo, a spokesman at General Command Headquarters, yesterday said the military exercise will kick off in early March and last 15 days.

He said the Chinese military delegation had arrived on Monday to discuss preparations for the exercise.

Maj Gen Solimo noted that next year’s Golden Dragon will also see counter-terrorism exercises.

“Our military will benefit from the more experienced Chinese military and also build up the RCAF’s counter-terrorism capacity,” he said. “Although Cambodia has not yet had any terrorist attacks, we must be fully prepared to tackle such activities.”

Maj Gen Solimo said Golden Dragon 2020 will see the participation of 200 Chinese army personnel and 2,000 Cambodian officers and the use of tanks, armoured personnel carriers, artillery, mortar and helicopter gun ships

“Next year’s Golden Dragon will be more special compared to previous years because we will have observers from neighbouring countries to monitor our joint exercise,” he said, Maj Gen Solimo noted.
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Ahhhh - so under the pretext of a 'war-game' the Chinese are now invading Kampot searching for the last survivors of the Western Banana Pancake Hippy Movement last seen fleeing from SHV.

Soap Dodgers and Hipsters beware!!!

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Mishmash wrote: Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:41 pm Ahhhh - so under the pretext of a 'war-game' the Chinese are now invading Kampot searching for the last survivors of the Western Banana Pancake Hippy Movement last seen fleeing from SHV.

Soap Dodgers and Hipsters beware!!!

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The Golden Dragon Chinese-Cambodian military exercises in Kampot have been going on for a few years now. It does seem to be escalating, but that's no surprise.
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Anchor Moy wrote: Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:01 pm
Mishmash wrote: Thu Oct 24, 2019 6:41 pm Ahhhh - so under the pretext of a 'war-game' the Chinese are now invading Kampot searching for the last survivors of the Western Banana Pancake Hippy Movement last seen fleeing from SHV.

Soap Dodgers and Hipsters beware!!!
The Golden Dragon Chinese-Cambodian military exercises in Kampot have been going on for a few years now. It does seem to be escalating, but that's no surprise.
For sure - but remember the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

The Egyptians practiced so many war-games on the Suez that the Israelis became inured and complacent - then wham bam!!!

My comments are nearly always satirical.

Don't worry I am sure the banana chomping hipsters & soap dodgers are safe (for now :stir: )

It's when they build the railway lines from their 'pubs' and hangouts to the 'Special Economic Zones' and start running 'special relocation' trains they should get flustered.

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