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China’s Colonization of Cambodia Continues

Nearby nations will be forced to ‘reexamine their political will to resist Beijing’s coercion and weigh the benefits of a rapprochement instead.’

Hun Sen: Cambodia not planning to host Chinese military base, show us proof we’re...

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday dismissed reports that the country is planning to host a Chinese military base.

29 Years on, Landmark Peace Accord Charts Deep Divides in Cambodia

The legacy of the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements, which aimed to bring the country peace and democracy, remains deeply contested.

Security agreement facilitates Turkey’s intelligence operations in Cambodia

The Turkish government has signed a security cooperation agreement with Cambodia to expand its crackdown on government critics and to facilitate political persecution and abduction operations.

The Beginning of the End of Kem Sokha’s Ordeal in Cambodia?

In recent weeks, Prime Minister Hun Sen has softened his stance toward his main political rival. As usual, there is more than meets the eye.

Japan offers emergency loan to Cambodia as Tokyo ups aid to ASEAN states

Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi on Wednesday pledged to Cambodian counterpart Prak Sokhonn an emergency loan of ¥25 billion ($237 million) to support the Southeast Asian country’s economy battered by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Cambodia, China and the Dara Sakor Dilemma

China gaining access to an airfield in Cambodia, or anywhere else in mainland Southeast Asia, would redraw the strategic landscape of the region.

Cambodian rappers await trial for “inciting unrest”

Two Cambodian rappers face charges of inciting social unrest as the government continues its crackdown on dissent. Their cases, like many others in Cambodia, show the reach of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s authoritarianism but also point to the growing role of hip-hop in social movements in Southeast Asia.

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.

Cambodia’s opposition staggers on in face of Hun Sen crackdown

The CNRP has been outlawed, its leaders jailed and exiled, functionaries targeted, but it continues to survive.

Cambodia playing US to squeeze more from China

US indicates new willingness to pay for Cambodia's influence but China is already supremely invested.

Will the Chinese Navy Soon Build a Base in Cambodia?

The presence of a base in Cambodia on the Gulf of Thailand would provide the PLAN with a new southern flank in the South China Sea but also improve its ability to respond to any conflict near the highly strategic Strait of Malacca, through which an estimated 80 percent of China’s fuel imports travel.

Why has the US blacklisted a Chinese firm in Cambodia?

The United States has blacklisted a Chinese company building the Dara Sakor resort in Cambodia over alleged corruption charges.

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 Sign Trade Deal

China's top diplomat was in Cambodia on Monday on the start of a visit both countries hope will boost relations at a time of increased tensions with the United States (US).

Cambodia signs trade pact as China bonds strengthen

Beijing has spent hundreds of millions of dollars in Cambodia but locals see appropriation of local assets.

China, Cambodia clinch free trade pact in under a year

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 signs Cambodia trade deal at start of regional charm offensive

China's top diplomat was in Cambodia on Monday (Oct 12) on the start of a visit both countries hope will boost relations at a time of increased tensions with the United States.

Analyst: EU has lost all credibility with the Cambodian authorities

The EU’s withdrawal of trade perks that have given Cambodia quota- and tariff-free access to the bloc’s single market is seen as “eminently political” in the South-East Asian nation and is unlikely to bring about a change in the country, Raoul M. Jennar told EURACTIV.

Chinese foreign minister begins SE Asian tour in Cambodia

China and Cambodia signed a free trade agreement on Monday as China’s foreign minister visited Phnom Penh as part of a four-nation Southeast Asian tour.


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