Nearby nations will be forced to ‘reexamine their political will to resist Beijing’s coercion and weigh the benefits of a rapprochement instead.’
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday dismissed reports that the country is planning to host a Chinese military base.
The legacy of the 1991 Paris Peace Agreements, which aimed to bring the country peace and democracy, remains deeply contested.
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.
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.
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.
China gaining access to an airfield in Cambodia, or anywhere else in mainland Southeast Asia, would redraw the strategic landscape of the region.
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.
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.
The CNRP has been outlawed, its leaders jailed and exiled, functionaries targeted, but it continues to survive.
US indicates new willingness to pay for Cambodia's influence but China is already supremely invested.
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.
The United States has blacklisted a Chinese company building the Dara Sakor resort in Cambodia over alleged corruption charges.
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'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).
Beijing has spent hundreds of millions of dollars in Cambodia but locals see appropriation of local assets.
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'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.
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.
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.