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Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen Touts China Deals as Loss of EU Trade Scheme Looms

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen returned from a weekend summit in Beijing on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s sweeping Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) laden with deals he believes will offset the impact of impending trade sanctions from the West over his regime’s rollbacks on democracy.

The Belt and Road in Cambodia: Successes and Challenges

It’s time for the BRI to incorporate a more participatory and inclusive approach in Cambodia.

Cambodia’s silent investment from Japan: reform or realpolitik?

Human rights advocates criticize Tokyo for 'acting like China'.

When Nixon Told Us Invading Cambodia Would Save Civilization

Inflammatory and hysterical language was used then, as it is now, to camouflage reality.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi in Cambodia to Strengthen Bilateral Ties

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in Cambodia on Monday for an official visit to strengthen ties between the countries.

Chinese premier meets Cambodian PM

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, capital of China, April 28, 2019. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)

Senior CPC official meets Cambodian PM

Senior Communist Party of China (CPC) official Wang Huning on Saturday met with Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, who attended the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.

Cambodia’s Opposition Party Must End its Policy Silence Now

The CNRP’s weakened position makes the case for unveiling policy specifics stronger than ever.

UN Expert Denied Access to Detained Cambodia Opposition Leader

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Cambodia Rhona Smith again has been refused permission by Cambodia’s government to meet and speak with detained political opposition leader Kem Sokha while she visits the country from April 29 to May 9, Smith said on Thursday.

From Hobbes to Hun Sen

History doesn’t repeat itself, despite the thoughts of a certain German philosopher, and it certainly doesn’t manifest a dyad of tragedy and farce.

Hun Sen Urges Officials Not to Be Provoked by Former Opposition Leader

In a video posted to his Facebook account earlier this month, Sam Rainsy said Interior Minister Sar Kheng should “not let Hun Sen strike first”.

PM: Aung San Suu Kyi set to visit Cambodia

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s State Counsellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs, will begin an official visit to Cambodia on April 30 after attending the One Belt One Road Forum in Beijing, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced on Tuesday.

UN human rights expert to visit Cambodia

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia, Rhona Smith, will visit Cambodia from April 29 to May 9, said a press release from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Wednesday.

Foreign interference bought Hun Sen’s legitimacy

A report early this month in US media lent credence to rumors that for the last two decades Cambodia’s leader, Hun Sen, has been paying foreign diplomats who served in Cambodia as his advisers to “cooperate and engage” with the international community and the United Nations.

Court hears two cases against CNRP’s Rainsy

Phnom Penh Municipal court on Monday heard two cases against Sam Rainsy, “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), on charges of inciting the military and insulting King Norodom Sihamoni.

Opposition ‘Congress’ Wraps up With Call For Inclusive Restoration of Democracy in Cambodia

Cambodian opposition leaders and supporters wrapped up a weekend gathering in South Korea with a call for a concerted effort to “restore” democracy to Cambodia and an appeal for support from signatories of the Paris Peace Agreement, which reestablished elections there after years of conflict.

Former Opposition Official in Hiding in Cambodia After Arrest of Colleague

A former local official with Cambodia’s banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) has fled his home in Tboung Khmum province following the arrest of a fellow official who had posted comments critical of the government on social media.

US, China Face Off Online Over Trade Deficit in Cambodia

Recently, the US embassy posted a comment on its Facebook about a trade deficit between China and Cambodia, which angered Chinese embassy officials in Phnom Penh.

Thousands attend CNRP-organised pro-democracy vigil in South Korea

Thousands of supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Saturday gathered in the South Korean city of Gwangju to hold a candlelight demonstration calling for the “liberation” of democracy in Cambodia.

Cambodian PM to attend 2nd Belt and Road Forum in China

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen will lead a high-level delegation to attend the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing, capital of China, from Thursday to Saturday, said a foreign ministry's statement on Monday.

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Cambodian Garment Workers Struggle After EU Withdraws Trade Perks

The Cambodian government is shoring up its finances as the withdrawal of some European Union trade preferences leaves its mark on an economy already struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic and an exodus of Western businesses.