Asian Insider Podcast: How Chinese money transformed Cambodian coastal town Sihanoukville

Synopsis: The Straits Times’ foreign editor Bhagyashree Garekar hosts ST’s Indochina bureau chief Tan Hui Yee.

They talk about China’s presence especially in this region in light of Hui Yee’s recent reporting trip to Cambodia. She visited Sihanoukville, a quiet coastal town which has been transformed by Chinese investment.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, a flood of Chinese casino and hotel investments brought a construction boom to the Cambodian coastal city.

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