And China Steps In: Cambodia Seeks Allies as EU Threatens Its Trade Privileges

Cambodia said that China has agreed to provide support and assistance in case the European Union implements trade sanctions against it over human rights violations and problems with the rule of law. Hun Sen, the Prime Minister of the Southeast Asian nation, reassured that China would step in when coming back from his visit to Beijing where he attended a forum on China’s trillion-dollar ‘Belt and Road’ initiative. He also said that China had promised around $89 million in military assistance.

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