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An intense diplomatic effort is under way to overturn "seriously disturbing" plans for a new Chinese military base after the Australian government concluded that it does not believe public denials of the deal by Beijing and Cambodia.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, whose government is accused of suppressing human rights, says foreigners risk returning his country to war through what he called stirring up turmoil and seeking regime change.
A new or re-elected government will give us a chance to better support our neighbours in Asia and the Pacific. The behaviour of the last one hasn't been good.
The most striking thing about the series of temple complexes within easy day-tripping distance of the western Cambodian city of Siem Reap may be that Angkor Wat, widely regarded as the jewel in that particular crown, may not be the most impressive of them.