Anti-Chinese sentiments are rising in Cambodia, the closest partner of Beijing in South East Asia.
China’s large-scale investment in Cambodia has won strong support from the Hun Sen government. However, the influx of Chinese people and money has affected the lives of local people and caused dissatisfaction.
Sections of Cambodian society are upset about Chinese lifestyle and that they do business with Chinese only. NGOs have also put forth the criticism that the Chinese don’t care about human rights, the law, or the environment.