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Chinese construction in Cambodia’s ‘next tourism hotspot’, Kampot, has residents and NGOs worried

Pen Sokunthea escaped the bustle of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, for the sleepy riverside town of Kampot two years ago, drawn by its tranquil charm and laid-back pace of life.

Angkor theme park, Siem Reap ‘smart city’ to boost Cambodia tourism

Cambodia’s Siem Reap province is looking to be less reliant on the Angkor Wat temples for tourism, with plans for several huge infrastructure projects.

Cambodia is taking a pungent, potent approach to food diplomacy: prepare for prahok

Phnom Penh is looking to use the fermented fish paste – a staple of Khmer cuisine – as a way to boost soft power.

Cambodia begins first crude oil production in joint venture with Singapore’s KrisEnergy

The venture will see the extraction of the oil from fields in the Gulf of Thailand.

Cambodia’s caution over China’s Covid-19 vaccine a signal to US: analysts

With some 362 infections and low community transmission, the country is in no urgency to accept vaccines as compared with other nations.

Coronavirus: Cambodia ‘not shunning’ China vaccines

Cambodian Ministry of Health says report misquoted Prime Minister Hun Sen as saying country would not buy supplies from China.

Cambodia’s ISF wins Peace and Sport Award for football outreach

ISF made headlines this year for its ‘socially distant football’ during Covid-19 but acclaim is for Football for Change project.

Why Cambodia’s royals need close China ties that are separate from Hun Sen’s government

In the tree-lined Dong Jiao Min Alley in Beijing’s former Legation Quarter, across the street from the St Michael’s Church, stands a gated compound watched over by a pair of Chinese imperial guardian lions.

Cambodia’s aim in trade deals: keep the US and Japan close, but China closer

Phnom Penh is negotiating a raft of free-trade agreements, but the pacts are not expected to lessen its reliance on Beijing

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ gets farewell party before leaving Pakistan for Cambodia (video)

Known as the “world’s loneliest elephant”, Kaavan has bid farewell to Pakistan with a party at Islamabad Zoo in Pakistan on November 23, 2020.

Cambodian borrowers owe average of US$3,800 each, as coronavirus widens debt crisis

More than 2.6 million people in Cambodia, where the average annual income is US$1,700, have used a microfinance service.

Cambodia’s ‘ninja’ gardeners climb barefoot up Angkor Wat temples to tame jungle growth (video)

A team of gardeners are trying to protect Cambodia’s most valued heritage site — Angkor Wat.

Bilahari Kausikan dismisses claims he is an ‘agent’, after hinting Asean should expel Cambodia,...

Former Singapore diplomat’s remarks follow claims the countries have sided with Beijing on issues including the South China Sea and the Mekong River.

As China calls, is writing on wall for US-Cambodia military ties?

Coronavirus aid and trade deals dangled by China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi during his visit to Cambodia this week tell only part of the story.

China-Cambodia free trade deal highlights Beijing’s push for economic influence in Southeast Asia

Cambodia, which is among Asia’s poorest countries, has been an important ally to China in recent years, but trade volume between the two is relatively small.

China and Cambodia seal free-trade deal, funding for ‘priority’ projects

Beijing offers US$140 million in loans and grants for series of infrastructure schemes, including undersea cable link to Hong Kong.

In Cambodia, coronavirus ‘scarecrows’ deployed by farmers to ward off infection (video)

The effigies known as ‘Ting Mong’ often pop up in villages that have been hard-hit by infectious diseases like dengue or waterborne diarrhoea.

In Cambodia, China’s Wang Yi set to challenge US pressures

The Chinese foreign minister will meet Prime Minister Hun Sen as part of a diplomatic drive in Southeast Asia amid the growing US-China rivalry.

Cambodians use scarecrows to scare away the coronavirus

In Siem Reap of northwestern Cambodia, scarecrows, known as ‘Ting Mong’, are not just for birds — but also diseases and spirits.

Cambodia denies new speculation about Chinese base plans

Demolition of US-funded facility on Ream Naval Base prompted questions about possible deal with Beijing.