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EU Partially Withdraws Cambodia Trade Deal Amid Rights Concerns

After months of speculation, the body has decided on a partial withdrawal of the Everything But Arms deal.

EU Hits Cambodia With Trade Sanctions Over Rights Breaches

Brussels aims tariffs on $1.1 billion of imports as of August. Move partially suspends European trade benefits for country.

What Will the Next China-Cambodia Golden Dragon Military Exercise Look Like?

A closer look at potential continuity and change in what would be the fourth set of drills between the two countries.

Any Factory Closures Will Be Due to Coronavirus, Not EBA, PM Says

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday said potential closures of garment factories in coming months would be due to novel coronavirus quarantine measures cutting manufacturers off from Chinese materials suppliers, not the result of the E.U. suspending trade benefits.

Cambodian Workers in Thailand Blast Hun Sen Over Stance on EU Trade Status

Cambodian migrant workers in Thailand criticized Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday for not trying to maintain a trade scheme giving the country tariff-free access to European Union markets, a day before an expected decision by the EU on whether it will withdraw the privileges.

Cambodia vows to hit back if EU revokes EBA trade status

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen on February 10 vowed to hit back if the EU decides to revoke the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preference scheme at the upcoming European Commission meeting on February 12.

Cambodian Opposition Activists Who Fled Persecution to Thailand Face Poverty, Deportation

The lives of Cambodia’s opposition activists who have fled to neighboring Thailand to escape persecution back home are growing increasingly desperate, according to one former party official, who said they cannot earn enough to provide for their families and face the constant threat of deportation.

Cambodia not bow to EU’s pressure over EBA trade preferences: PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Tuesday that the country does not bow to the European Union (EU)'s pressure over the "Everything But Arms" (EBA) preferential trade status.

Cambodia PM says country ‘will not bow down’ a day before EU trade decision

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen was defiant on Tuesday, a day before the European Union is to decide whether to end the country’s special trade preferences over human rights concerns, saying the nation “will not bow down” to foreign demands.

Top Lao leader pays State visit to Cambodia

Party General Secretary and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith has arrived in Phnom Penh capital city, beginning his State visit to Cambodia from February 9-10.

Hun Manet’s China visit fuels speculation

It was quite a coup for Hun Sen. Last week, the Cambodian prime minister traveled to Beijing to meet with President Xi Jinping, who hadn’t made a public appearance for more than week at the time.

Cambodia, Laos pledge to further enhance bilateral ties, cooperation

Cambodia and Laos pledged on Sunday to further strengthen their comprehensive strategic partnership for mutual benefit, a senior Cambodian official said.

Cambodian PM says ties with China closer after Beijing visit

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen has said that the kingdom's relations with China have become closer after his visit to Beijing earlier this week.

Cambodian PM explains his decision to visit China

Prime Minister Hun Sen has cited three points which motivated him to visit China amid a deadly outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Hun Sen visit proves solidarity between China, Cambodia

Spring Festival in 2020 has been a special holiday.

Cambodia and Thailand: A Story of Swapping Transitions, or Something Else?

A closer look at the evolution of regime dynamics in the two countries in recent years.

Lawyers Spar, Aiming to Exclude Evidence From Kem Sokha Trial

Lawyers for the government and opposition leader Kem Sokha on Thursday sparred in court over the veracity, origins and context of various pieces of evidence, requesting that some items be corrected or excluded from the trial.

Court Reviews Defense Evidence, No Progress Made On Proving Treason Charge

The eighth day of Kem Sokha’s treason trial, marking one month of hearings, was adjourned Thursday afternoon. There was no discussion in court on the treason charge, no cross examination of witnesses or consideration of new evidence and Kem Sokha did not say a single word in court.

Spotlight: Cambodian PM’s special Beijing visit reflects nations’ profound friendship, solidarity

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen's special visit to China displayed the profound friendship and solidarity between the two countries and peoples, Cambodian officials and scholars said Thursday.

Sam Rainsy: Cambodia’s Ruling Party Is More Divided Than the Public Knows

Inside Cambodia’s ruling party, the CPP, there is never a guarantee of consensus amid the autocratic power and nepotism of Prime Minister Hun Sen.


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Online Clothes Seller Charged for Pornography

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday charged an online clothes seller for pornography and indecent exposure over photos posted to her Facebook page in which the woman is wearing what authorities have deemed suggestive attire.