US, China Face Off Online Over Trade Deficit in Cambodia

Phnom Penh – The United States and China are sparring on Facebook over comments made about the Cambodian comments made by the US Embassy about the country’s trade deficit.

On Friday last week, 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.

In the post, the embassy wrote: “China is Cambodia’s largest trade partner, but this relationship is heavily skewed in China’s favor. About 87% of trade are Chinese imports, which do not support jobs or industry in the same way Cambodia’s trade relationship with the United States or EU does.”

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