A hospital ship belonging to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy docked in Sihanoukville on Tuesday, ostensibly on a mission to provide goodwill and free medical service to Chinese nationals and Cambodians alike. Sihanoukville Autonomous Port marks the final stop on a four-month mission for the “Peace Ark,” which also stopped in Brunei, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Burma, the Mal*dives and Indone*sia, and spent time in the Gulf of Aden, between Yemen and Somalia, where the Chinese navy has an anti-piracy task force. “We have many friends in the region and we use this mission to strengthen our friendships
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