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Alipay and DaraPay team up for Cambodian tourism

Alipay serves over 1.2 billion users together with its regional partners and is the preferred payment method of Chinese tourists.

Boom to bust for Cambodia’s Chinese casino town

Sihanoukville resort is losing its golden luster as Cambodia obliges China’s firm request to shut down lucrative online gaming sites.

Dynamism of Chinese investment in Cambodia

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.

Cambodia politics as high-stakes game of chicken

Long-exiled opposition politician Sam Rainsy plans to return home on November 9 to mount a pro-democracy protest authorities vow to crush.

Why the US has gone soft on Cambodia

Concerns China could gain a naval foothold in the country has caused Washington to rethink its previous punitive stance.

A new ‘Trump Doctrine’ could start with Cambodia

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

Rethinking Cambodian soft power

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.

Buying Cambodia: China’s long embrace of a tyrant

Authoritarian PM Hun Sen has reportedly given Beijing the green light for a naval base on the Gulf of Thailand.

Activists fight hated land-grabs in Cambodia

Spanish man freed by Phnom Penh court, but local environmental campaigners face grave dangers.

Remembering Cambodia’s brutal Brother No 2

Nuon Chea, recently deceased chief organizer and ideologue of the murderous Khmer Rouge, epitomized the ‘banality of evil’.

Cambodia: Don’t cry for me

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!

Another wild week in US-Cambodian relations

The soap opera that is contemporary US-Cambodian relations continues to deliver surprising plot twists.

A bad day all around for Cambodian media

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.

Why Cambodia yields to China’s strategic commands

The establishment of a Chinese naval presence in Cambodia is the logical outcome of America’s long-flawed policies towards Phnom Penh.

Joint statement urges probe into Cambodian activist’s death

July 10 marks the third anniversary of the killing of prominent political commentator and human-rights defender Kem Ley.

Cambodia, Thailand reconnect a Cold War-cut link

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.

Is Beijing hitting out at offshoring in Cambodia?

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.

Hong Kong and Cambodia: a common cause

After relentless protests, the Hong Kong administration was forced to cave in, shelving a contentious extradition bill that would have seen people transferred out of the city to any jurisdiction, including mainland China.

Deforestation warming Cambodia, activists say

But government disagrees, says global warming is something happening in other countries.

Tough new face of US diplomacy in Cambodia

W Patrick Murphy, a veteran American diplomat known for his democracy-promoting ways, is expected to go head-to-head soon with PM Hun Sen in Phnom Penh.