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Cambodia postpones ASEM summit due to continued coronavirus risks

Cambodia, host of the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting scheduled for early June, has postponed the political forum's biennial summit until later this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.

Cambodia receives 600,000 doses of coronavirus vaccines from China

Cambodia on Sunday received its first batch of 600,000 doses of novel coronavirus vaccine donated by China.

Cambodia officially launches digital currency backed by central bank

Cambodia officially launched on Wednesday a central bank-backed digital currency that draws on blockchain technology designed by a Japanese company.

Japan offers emergency loan to Cambodia as Tokyo ups aid to ASEAN states

Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on Wednesday pledged to Cambodian counterpart Prak Sokhonn an emergency loan of ¥25 billion ($237 million) to support the Southeast Asian country’s economy battered by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

2nd Marugame Udon noodle restaurant opens in Cambodian capital

Taica Corp. opened its second Marugame Udon noodle franchise restaurant in Phnom Penh last Thursday.

Japan to ease entry restrictions for foreign students

Japan has decided to ease entry restrictions for foreign students, imposed to curb the novel coronavirus, possibly within this month, government sources said Saturday.

Japan, Cambodia to ease COVID-19 travel restrictions in September

Japan and Cambodia agreed Saturday to reopen borders for expatriates, starting possibly from early September, on condition they observe a 14-day self-quarantine period and take other precautions against the novel coronavirus.

EU revokes trade preferences for Cambodia over human rights concerns

The European Union said Wednesday that duty-free access for Cambodia's garment and other exports is now partially withdrawn due to the country's failure to improve its human rights record.

Cambodian province known for Angkor Wat bans dog meat business

The northern Cambodian province best known for the Angkor Wat temple complex this week banned dog meat business, becoming the first to do so in the country.

Cambodia set to delay Nov. Asia-Europe Meeting summit to spring

Cambodia, host of this year's Asia-Europe Meeting, is set to delay the political forum's biennial summit from mid-November to the spring of 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, a diplomatic source said Friday.

Cambodia protests to Vietnam over border issue

Cambodia has protested Vietnam's erection of 31 makeshift camps and its stationing of soldiers on the two countries' yet-demarcated border, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Cambodia reports new coronavirus case, 1st in over a month

Cambodia said Thursday it has confirmed its first new case of the novel coronavirus in over a month.

Cambodia announces recovery of last COVID-19 case

Cambodia said Saturday that the last of 122 people in the country who had contracted the novel coronavirus has recovered from the potentially lethal infection and been discharged from medical treatment.

CP bringing 7-Eleven to Cambodia

Convenience store chain to debut in Phnom Penh next year.

Cambodia passes ‘state of emergency’ bill

Cambodia's parliament on Friday adopted a controversial law that gives the government sweeping powers during an emergency, amid the current coronavirus pandemic.

Cambodia restricts domestic travel for fear of coronavirus spread

The Cambodian government issued a directive on Thursday restricting people from traveling across the country for one week to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

Cambodia blocks planned return of 150 Cambodians from Malaysia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that he decided to deny the re-entry of 150 workers planning to return to Cambodia from Malaysia amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Japan financial firm SBI gets commercial bank license in Cambodia

Major Japanese financial firm SBI Holdings Inc. has obtained a commercial bank license in Cambodia, re-entering the emerging Southeast Asian country after a four-year hiatus.

Cambodia bans cruise ships, fearing spread of COVID-19

Cambodia, which made headlines last month by welcoming a cruise ship shunned by other countries over virus fears, has decided to ban cruise ships from calling at any port amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a notice dated Friday.

Crew on cruise ship docked in Cambodia test negative for virus

The operator of a cruise ship now docked in Cambodia after being turned away by four Asian countries over virus fears said Thursday that all 747 crew members on board the Westerdam have tested negative for the novel coronavirus.