Pol Pot’s Abandoned Airport

Pol Pot’s Abandoned Airport – asiasentinel.com, December 22, 2011

Whatever the Chinese, whose advisers oversaw the construction of the base, and a deep tunnel complex two miles away, were going to do with it, is not known. The Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh now denies all knowledge or it, much as Beijing denied knowledge of the giant famine that killed 30 million people in the aftermath of the Great Leap Forward in 1959-60.
It might just have been built to export rice to China, at that time in political turmoil after Mao died in 1976, while the Cambodians existed on thin rice gruel…

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