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Ineffectual anti-corruption unit has ensured Cambodia’s consistent rank among world’s most graft-ridden nations.
As Cambodia faces domestic and international challenges, the country is pinning its hopes on three key issues for 2020, namely its position amid geopolitical competition, a new domestic political culture, and economic resilience.
Cambodian leader expected to overcome opposition threat, restore US ties and start dynastic transition in 2020.
Alipay serves over 1.2 billion users together with its regional partners and is the preferred payment method of Chinese tourists.
Sihanoukville resort is losing its golden luster as Cambodia obliges China’s firm request to shut down lucrative online gaming sites.
According to the “ASEAN Investment Report 2019,” Cambodia’s FDI inflows reached an all-time high last year, with growth concentrated in manufacturing and services, particularly finance and insurance. Foreign direct investment increased by 15% to US$3.1 billion, the highest level ever recorded.
Long-exiled opposition politician Sam Rainsy plans to return home on November 9 to mount a pro-democracy protest authorities vow to crush.
Concerns China could gain a naval foothold in the country has caused Washington to rethink its previous punitive stance.
Picture this: Somewhere in the South China Sea, which China claims as its own, a Chinese warship confronts a Philippine warship or, maybe it’s vice versa, and shots are exchanged
Increasingly, the arena of international affairs is being shaped by soft power. Where traditional economic and military might once reigned supreme, a nation’s strength may now be derived from the appeal of culture, political values and policies.
Authoritarian PM Hun Sen has reportedly given Beijing the green light for a naval base on the Gulf of Thailand.
Spanish man freed by Phnom Penh court, but local environmental campaigners face grave dangers.
Nuon Chea, recently deceased chief organizer and ideologue of the murderous Khmer Rouge, epitomized the ‘banality of evil’.
With the disappearance of Cambodia’s sovereignty over its prime seaside as reflected in Australia’s incessant media coverage highlighting Canberra’s concerns that China is “taking over” Sihanoukville for a military base, now is the right time to remind Australia and the international community: We told you so!
The soap opera that is contemporary US-Cambodian relations continues to deliver surprising plot twists.
If the relationship of a journalist to politicians is supposed to be that of a dog to lampposts, as one saying goes, or either at their throat or at their feet, according to another, then Cambodia’s media today are retentive and supine.
The establishment of a Chinese naval presence in Cambodia is the logical outcome of America’s long-flawed policies towards Phnom Penh.
July 10 marks the third anniversary of the killing of prominent political commentator and human-rights defender Kem Ley.
Newly finished rail link re-establishes train travel between the two neighbors precisely 45 years after the line was cut at the end of the US-Vietnam War.
In a telling article published this week in The Diplomat, a strong case was made by two Beijing-based analysts warning investors about the dangers of offshoring garment production from China to Cambodia and Vietnam.