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Beijing says Maldives marine observatory is non-military

Beijing has denied Indian media reports alleging that a marine observatory backed by Chinese capital and technologies in Maldives had a covert military agenda, jeering that such hysteria stemmed from “jealousy of Chinese friendship with South Asian countries.” “China’s marine cooperation with the Maldives carries no military purpose, none whatsoever,” said the Chinese Foreign Ministry. […]

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