there have been reports that China and Cambodia have signed a secret agreement that
allows China exclusive use of the Realm naval base on the Gulf of Thailand. However,
both China and Cambodia have denied such speculations.
to reports, China will use the base for 30 years, with automatic renewals every
10 years after that.
would be able to station military personnel, store weapons and berth warships
at the facility.
Naval base will be China’s first dedicated naval staging facility in South East
has had also signed an agreement with Thailand to build Kra canal across the
Kra Isthmus in southern Thailand. The Kra canal would connect the Gulf of
Thailand with the Andaman Sea.
Canal will offer an alternative route to China by surpassing the overcrowded Strait