Cambodia PM dismisses fears of Chinese debt trap

Prime Minister Hun Sen dismissed on Thursday fears that Cambodia was falling into a Chinese “debt trap”, saying its loans are low interest, low risk and were not a threat to national independence.

Speaking at a Future of Asia conference in Japan, Hun Sen said China respected Cambodia’s sovereignty when it came to using Chinese loans.

“I’ve heard so many people saying that Cambodia may fall into China’s debt trap,” Hun Sen said.

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