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Work Halted At Chinese Port In UAE After US Intervenes: WSJ

US intelligence agencies came across suspicious construction activity at a port near Abu Dhabi, the capital of one of the US’s closest allies in the Middle East, earlier this year


Of late, China has boosted its economic relations with the UAE and is now one of its biggest trading partners and the largest consumer of oil from the region. Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports (adports.ae)

The construction of a suspected Chinese secret military facility at a port in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been called off after US intervention, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

US intelligence agencies came across suspicious construction activity at a port near Abu Dhabi, the capital of one of the US’s closest allies in the Middle East, earlier this year, the report said.

Of late, China has boosted its economic relations with the UAE and is now one of its biggest trading partners and the largest consumer of oil from the region.

Read the full story: The Wall Street Journal

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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