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COVID-19 not to affect China’s long-term development goals: Cambodian PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said here on Monday that the impact of COVID-19 on China's economy is temporary and will not affect China's long-term social and economic development goals.

Hun Sen’s political gamble: The COVID-19 epidemic

While the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has caused troubles for many world leaders, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has used the epidemic as a political gambit to bolster his domestic and international image.

Chinese Investment in Cambodia Comes at a Political Price (video)

China's close alliance with Cambodia has been forged, in large part, with billions of dollars in aid and investment tied to Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, which provides developmental assistance around the world to strengthen trade ties and political influence.

27th ASEAN – New Zealand Dialogue takes place in Cambodia

The 27th ASEAN – New Zealand Dialogue took place on February 20-21 in Cambodia, focusing on commitments to further deepening bilateral strategic partnership in 2020.

Cambodia says ASEAN fully confident in China’s capacity to contain COVID-19

Cambodia said on Saturday that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is fully confident in China's capacity to control and contain the spread of COVID-19.

Cambodia says LMC foreign ministers vow closer cooperation

Cambodia said on Saturday that the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) foreign ministers have vowed to further enhance cooperation towards building a prosperous region.

Why the EU’s New Cambodia Wrist Slap Won’t Weaken Hun Sen’s Iron Grip

Though the move is not entirely insignificant, it pales in comparison to the other challenges the government faces and is working to address.

Cambodia PM Hun Sen Shrugs Off EU Preferential Trade Status Decision

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday appeared to shrug off the European Union’s decision last week to suspend tariff-free access for around one-fifth of Cambodia’s exports to its market over rollbacks on democracy and human rights, saying his country will “continue to export” despite facing higher tariffs.

Cambodia punished by EU over human rights violations – through limits to its trade...

The jobs of many hard-working women in Cambodia are at risk after the EU announced its intention to partially withdraw free access for Cambodian goods to the EU market due to the country’s “serious and systematic violations of human rights”.

Cambodia Is Still Failing Its Disabled Persons

Despite the government’s rhetoric, the reality is much more concerning.

Trump tweets praise for Cambodia docking cruise ship

Cambodia continues to earn praise for its humanitarian act of allowing the MS Westerdam cruise ship with more than 2,200 passengers and crew on board to dock at the Preah Sihanouk port. The praise this time comes from none other than US President Donald Trump.

EU’s ‘privileged trade scheme’ suspension with Cambodia is a blessing in disguise

I would like to convey to the European Union the following message: There are responsible and foresighted Cambodian leaders from all political affiliations who understand that the partial suspension of the EU’s trade privilege scheme known as “Everything But Arms” (EBA) is a blessing in disguise in that it represents a powerful call for reform.

EU sends Hun Sen a sharp message

The European Commission's announcement last week of the partial suspension of Cambodia's duty- and quota-free access to European Union (EU) markets deals a blow to both the Hun Sen government and his country's economy given the EU is Cambodia's largest trading partner.

Cambodia applauded for accepting Westerdam cruise ship

Words of appreciation and admiration have poured in for Cambodia after it allowed the Westerdam cruise ship, which had been stranded at sea for days over COVID-19 fears, to dock at its sea port of Sihanoukville.

Government pledges to ‘remain firm’ after EBA decision

The government this week reiterated that the EU was interfering in domestic affairs after the bloc announced a partial suspension of duty-free trade with Cambodia over political and human rights concerns.

Why More Hun Sen Has Meant Less Progress for Cambodia

While Cambodia is certainly better off than it was in the 1990s, progress has slowed as the premier’s rule has continued.

Defense Boycotts Cambodian Opposition Chief’s Trial Over Introduction of New Evidence

The entire legal team representing Cambodia’s opposition leader Kem Sokha stormed out of his treason trial on Thursday, saying they were denied the right to speak on his behalf during the proceedings after being presented with volumes of new evidence by prosecutors only a day earlier.

Kem Sokha Lawyers Walk Out Of Trial, Claim Irregularities With Evidence

In a dramatic turn of events, Kem Sokha’s defense lawyers walked out of court this morning, alleging irregularities with a piece of evidence and for not being allowed to address their grievances in court.

Kem Sokha’s Lawyers Walk Out of Court, Judge Scolds ‘Rude Behavior’

Kem Sokha’s lawyers walked out of his trial hearing before it finished on Thursday after the judge interrupted them during a heated argument over access to evidence, which ended in the judge postponing the proceedings for two weeks.

Punishing Cambodia is going to backfire on EU

Removing tariff-free access will drive Phnom Penh toward Beijing's orbit.


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Workers from shuttered factories petition Kandal court for pay

More than 200 workers from the shuttered Dignity Knitter and Eco Base factories in Kandal province’s Takhmao City marched to deliver a petition to the provincial court on July 13 after going without pay and benefits for nearly seven months.