Cambodia's Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Tea Banh shakes hands with a Chinese army advisor during a graduation ceremony at Army Institute in Kampong Speu province

Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Tea Banh shakes hands with a Chinese army advisor during a graduation ceremony at Army Institute in Kampong Speu province

Cambodia's Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Tea Banh (2nd L) shakes hands with a Chinese army advisor during a graduation ceremony at Army Institute in Kampong Speu province March 12, 2015. When Defence Minister Tea Banh addressed graduates last month at Cambodia's prestigious Army Institute, he directed his thanks to the guests who made it all possible: a group of crisply dressed officers from China's People's Liberation Army (PLA). Military aid, alongside arms sales and billions of dollars of investment, have strengthened China's ties with Cambodia, and analysts see it as part of a push to extend regional influence, including in the disputed South China Sea. Picture taken March 12, 2015. REUTERS/Samrang PringREUTERS/Samrang Pring - RTR4VUK6

May 13, 2017 11:07 AM (UTC+8)