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7/22, 2:00 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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China signed secret deal for base in Cambodia - report

China has signed a secret deal to gain exclusive rights to a Cambodian naval base earlier this spring, the Wall Street Journal reported.

According to United States officials who saw early drafts of the agreement, the deal grants Beijing access to the Cambodian naval installation in the Gulf of Thailand for 30 years, with automatic renewal every 10 years after that. At the base, China will be able post military personnel, store weapons and berth warships, the WSJ wrote.

However, officials from both Asian countries deny an agreement took place, calling it "fake news."

Breaking the News / MD