Satellite photos show rapid construction at military base where US has 'serious concerns' about China's presence

Breaking news from Cambodia can be found here. CEO often finds Khmer news and translates it into English for our readers if it is interesting to expats, locals, Cambodians living abroad and anyone who wants to stay informed of the latest local and international news stories about Cambodia and our neighbors in South East Asia. There are many sources for Khmer news articles and they can all be found here in one place. Most of the media comes out of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or Sihanoukville, but we cover national Cambodian news from all provinces.
User avatar
CEOCambodiaNews
Expatriate
Posts: 44536
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:13 am
Reputation: 2755
Location: CEO Newsroom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact:
Cambodia

Re: Satellite photos show rapid construction at military base where US has 'serious concerns' about China's presence

Post by CEOCambodiaNews »

SternAAlbifrons wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:12 am I will make the point tho', that the constant barrage of Yahoo News reports (posted by the OP without any comment or discussion) gives a very distorted view of crucial strategic events in the neighbourhood.
It is this propaganda-like "Information" distribution that i was reacting to.

If anybody wants to discuss the latest developments on this issue after the Sec of State hammered it again this week - go ahead, I'm up for it even if "News" is trying to shut it down.

Discussion. it's important.
Posting one-sided news without comment, or arguing without conceding or learning a thing is boring. I fully agree.
"News" is not trying to shut down discussion on this topic. It suggests that there are already many threads on this subject, and that it is not necessary to start a new thread in order to post another news item on the same topic.
Discuss away.
Cambodia Expats Online: Bringing you breaking news from Cambodia before you read it anywhere else!

Have a story or an anonymous news tip for CEO? Need advertising? CONTACT US

Cambodia Expats Online is the most popular community in the country. JOIN TODAY

Follow CEO on social media:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Google+
Instagram
User avatar
phuketrichard
Expatriate
Posts: 12820
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 5:17 pm
Reputation: 3485
Location: Atlantis
Aruba

Re: Satellite photos show rapid construction at military base where US has 'serious concerns' about China's presence

Post by phuketrichard »

nothing to hide ? why not allow access?
The U.S. embassy in Phnom Penh said on Friday its defence attaché had been refused full access to Cambodia's largest naval base during an invited visit, just days after Washington expressed concern about China's military activities at the base.

While on a trip to Cambodia on June 1, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman raised questions about China's military presence at the Ream Naval Base and asked for clarification about the demolition of U.S.-funded buildings there.

Prime Minister HE agreed after meeting Sherman to let the U.S. embassy conduct regular visits, with defence attaché Colonel Marcus M. Ferrara invited to the base on Friday.

"During the brief visit, Cambodian military officials refused to allow the Defense Attaché full access to the Naval Base," the embassy said in the statement.
https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-paci ... 021-06-11/
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
User avatar
nemo
Expatriate
Posts: 1008
Joined: Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:34 pm
Reputation: 658
Cambodia

Re: Satellite photos show rapid construction at military base where US has 'serious concerns' about China's presence

Post by nemo »

Maybe Goldfinger has set up there.
Maybe aliens.
User avatar
Brody
Expatriate
Posts: 6270
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:07 pm
Reputation: 6357
Location: Phnom Penh
United States of America

Re: Satellite photos show rapid construction at military base where US has 'serious concerns' about China's presence

Post by Brody »

CEOCambodiaNews wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:32 pm It suggests that there are already many threads on this subject, and that it is not necessary to start a new thread in order to post another news item on the same topic.
Excuse the fuck out of me.

Every morning I read local and world news. Any recent news items I think might be of interest to CEO readers or germane to our area of residence, I post.

I didn't know that I had to track down and see if any similar news threads existed first.

That's what we have mods for..........in the time it took you to track down and post all those thread links, CEOCambodiaNews, you could have just collated them into one thread.......instead of haranguing a contributing member and complaining about him posting a thread that already had similar topics.

It's no skin off my teeth to either post interesting news items or not........... contributing members help to keep a forum vibrant and active, CEOCambodiaNews, but maybe it's best to leave the news to you so you don't get your feathers ruffled over similar threads, that could be combined in about 15 seconds. :thumb:
User avatar
SternAAlbifrons
Expatriate
Posts: 4786
Joined: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:31 am
Reputation: 2817
Location: Gilligan's Island
Pitcairn Island

Re: Satellite photos show rapid construction at military base where US has 'serious concerns' about China's presence

Post by SternAAlbifrons »

Hey Rich.
If you or I or HE demanded to take a look around Pearl Harbour Naval Station in the manner that the Sec of State did this week to Cambodia - or demand in any manner in any week - you me and HE would be given exactly the same answer.
Sovereign nations simply do not demand oversight and inspection access to other sovereign nation's military bases because they will be told very clearly - Flock Off, No!
It's unthinkable - for any country.

I am a big supporter of the new administration's approach in Asia - allies allies allies, build the front
but i was a bit shocked at the confrontational approach to this issue this week.
I would think ASEAN and other SEA nations would have been a little taken aback also - even those that are the best of friends would have understood Cambodia's firm - No!

Au and NZ would have given exactly the same answer.
User avatar
SternAAlbifrons
Expatriate
Posts: 4786
Joined: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:31 am
Reputation: 2817
Location: Gilligan's Island
Pitcairn Island

Re: Satellite photos show rapid construction at military base where US has 'serious concerns' about China's presence

Post by SternAAlbifrons »

CEOCambodiaNews wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:32 pm
SternAAlbifrons wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:12 am even if "News" is trying to shut it down.

Discussion. it's important.
Posting one-sided news without comment, or arguing without conceding or learning a thing is boring. I fully agree.
"News" is not trying to shut down discussion on this topic. It suggests that there are already many threads on this subject, and that it is not necessary to start a new thread in order to post another news item on the same topic.
Discuss away.
Thanks News, lol, i know i get a bit jumpy at the shadows at times.
(that's why i'm still alive)
:thumb:
User avatar
SternAAlbifrons
Expatriate
Posts: 4786
Joined: Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:31 am
Reputation: 2817
Location: Gilligan's Island
Pitcairn Island

Re: Satellite photos show rapid construction at military base where US has 'serious concerns' about China's presence

Post by SternAAlbifrons »

Brody wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:29 pm
Every morning I read local and world news.
For you, my old "friend"

with affection
User avatar
phuketrichard
Expatriate
Posts: 12820
Joined: Wed May 14, 2014 5:17 pm
Reputation: 3485
Location: Atlantis
Aruba

Re: Satellite photos show rapid construction at military base where US has 'serious concerns' about China's presence

Post by phuketrichard »

SternAAlbifrons wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:19 am Hey Rich.
If you or I or HE demanded to take a look around Pearl Harbour Naval Station in the manner that the Sec of State did this week to Cambodia - or demand in any manner in any week - you me and HE would be given exactly the same answer.
Sovereign nations simply do not demand oversight and inspection access to other sovereign nation's military bases because they will be told very clearly - Flock Off, No!
It's unthinkable - for any country.

I am a big supporter of the new administration's approach in Asia - allies allies allies, build the front
but i was a bit shocked at the confrontational approach to this issue this week.
I would think ASEAN and other SEA nations would have been a little taken aback also - even those that are the best of friends would have understood Cambodia's firm - No!

Au and NZ would have given exactly the same answer.
true we are nobodies' ad what we say or do means squat but
........Prime Minister HE agreed after meeting Sherman to let the U.S. embassy conduct regular visits, with defence attaché Colonel Marcus M. Ferrara invited to the base on Friday.........
On June 11, the US embassy's Defense Attaché Colonel Marcus M Ferrara visited Ream Nava Base in coordination with Cambodian officials following the recent approval of Prime minister HE to allay the concerns on Chinese military presence at the base as raised by US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R Sherman.

The visit was brief and the embassy has issued a statement claiming that Cambodia military officials refused to grant the defence attaché «full access to the naval base». In the same statement, the US embassy renewed its call for another visit in the earliest opportunity with «full access».

On June 11, The Post wrote to the embassy to inquire about its definition of "full access" to the military base and whether such an access has ever been granted to any non-allied foreign military base – an enquiry to which US embassy spokesman Chad Roedemeier responded without elaborating: “We will let our statement stand.”

On the same day, The Post also pressed the embassy for more details on the visit, such as what the defence attaché had or had not seen at the base, but the spokesman did not provide an answer, saying only that he would be "out of the office" until July 15.
Kin Phea, director of the Royal Academy of Cambodia's International Relations Institute, believed that no country could be granted unconditional access to a foreign defense attaché like a prosecutor with a search warrant. There should be a modality of how to clear the issues of alleged Chinese military presence without violating another sovereign country's military secret that is no relevant to the issue of Chinese military presence.

“We don’t have to talk about foreign military attaché as even ordinary people cannot have access to a military base. Our question to the US is that, will the US let ordinary people enter their 800 military bases even outside the US?
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national- ... naval-base
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
Post Reply Previous topicNext topic
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post