The Cambodian government has repeatedly denied reports that China had reached a secret deal to let it place forces at Ream Naval Base.
Cambodian security guards broke up a small protest on Friday near the Chinese embassy opposing alleged plans to boost Beijing's military presence in the country, as police detained some demonstrators for questioning.
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.
A report issued by Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism has revealed a 72% decline in foreign visitor arrivals for the first eight months of 2020, including an 83% fall in visitors from mainland China.
China and Cambodia signed a free trade agreement on Monday (Oct 12), put together in under a year and aimed at slashing tariffs and boosting market access between Beijing and one of its most important Asian allies.
China would not have exclusive access to a Cambodian naval base, Prime Minister Hun Sen has announced, despite Beijing chipping in for upgrades after a US-funded facility was razed at the site last month.
The leader has rejected claims that Cambodia is China's satellite state.
The United States expressed disappointment Wednesday that Cambodia is tearing down a U.S.-funded building used for a maritime security program, and voiced concern that the action may be linked to the possible use of a Cambodian naval base by China’s military.
The 21st-century Maritime Silk Road proposed by China in 2013 benefits countries and people along the route and brings them peace and development opportunities, several experts have said recently.
In a letter addressed to Chinese President Xi Jinping, King Norodom Sihamoni expressed solidarity with China over their controversial policy.
The third volume of "Xi Jinping: The Governance of China" was launched in Cambodia on Tuesday, attracting scores of readers from the Senate, the National Assembly and all ministries in the country.
In one of Cambodia’s least populated, most remote provinces, Koh Kong, Chinese construction teams are hard at work. They’re building dozens of high-rise buildings and villas and an airport with the longest runway in the country.
Cambodia’s number of online-gambling licensed casinos was the highest among Southeast Asian countries before this sector was banned (in 2019). This had gone from 57 to 150 casinos in just five years.
In recent years, Sihanoukville has become one of the most developed cities in Cambodia.
Cambodia and China on Wednesday rejected U.S. allegations that a Chinese state-owned company was guilty of human rights abuses and corruption in its acquisition of land in Cambodia.
The Chinese-sponsored Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has said it will provide a US$65 million loan to the Kingdom to restore rural productive capacity and support the government’s Covid-19 crisis response.
There are risks, but the region has a lot to gain from the international race to find an effective vaccine.
Murray Hiebert’s Under Beijing’s Shadow: Southeast Asia’s China Challenge is a valuable compendium to understand China-Asean ties, this book reviewer writes.
A senior Cambodian official has told a national conference that the world is going to collapse if the US-China trade war leads to the elimination of Chinese apps from App Store and Play Store.
The upcoming third Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) leaders' meeting is crucial to fighting the Covid-19 and setting direction to promote post-Covid-19 socio-economic development in the sub-region, Cambodian experts have said.