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Studio interview: Russia increases naval strength in Southeast Asia

07-30-2012 13:48 BJT

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Vietnam has announced it will allow Russia to set up a ship maintenance base at one of its ports in Cam Ranh Bay. Meanwhile, Russia announced that it would provide a 10 billion US dollar loan to Vietnam, including 8 billion to build its first nuclear plant. <Full story>

For more on Russia’s plan to set up base at a Vietnamese port, we’re now joined in the studio with Ms. Su Xiaohui, from the China Institute of International Studies.

Q1: Cam Ranh Bay is considered one of the best places for deep-water ports in Southeast Asia. How could Russia increase its naval strength in the region after it establishes a ship maintenance base?

Q2: What impact would Russia’s increasing presence in the region have on disputes in the South China Sea?

 

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: CCTV.com

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