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$1.7 Billion Cambodian Canal Project Draws Increasing Scrutiny

$1.7 Billion Cambodian Canal Project Draws Increasing Scrutiny

By Sebastian Strangio
The China-backed Techo Funan Canal, which will connect the Mekong River to the country’s coast, has given rise to environmental and security concerns.

Cambodian PM Hun Manet Poised for Bureaucratic Shake-up

Cambodian PM Hun Manet Poised for Bureaucratic Shake-up

By Luke Hunt
The new government is facing Chinese pressure to weed out local tycoons involved with Chinese cyberscam syndicates.
Cambodian PM Embarks on Three-Day State Visit to China

Cambodian PM Embarks on Three-Day State Visit to China

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Hun Manet will seek to consolidate relations with the nation that has become Phnom Penh's most important international partner.

China’s FM Wang Pledges Support for New Cambodian Leadership

China’s FM Wang Pledges Support for New Cambodian Leadership

By Sebastian Strangio
Despite the changes in Phnom Penh, Cambodia-China relations are likely to maintain their current upward trajectory.

How Will China’s Relations With Cambodia Fare Under PM Hun Manet?

How Will China’s Relations With Cambodia Fare Under PM Hun Manet?

By Chhengpor Aun
Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Cambodia this weekend in order to secure the support of the country’s more youthful leadership.

Re-centering Cambodian Interests in the Ream Naval Base Debate

Re-centering Cambodian Interests in the Ream Naval Base Debate

By Kathrin Reed
Much discussion about China's role in the refurbishment of the base has overlooked Phnom Penh's own economic and security imperatives.

How Will Cambodia’s Incoming Leader Affect the Country’s Foreign Relations?

How Will Cambodia’s Incoming Leader Affect the Country’s Foreign Relations?

By Sebastian Strangio
China will be the main benefactor of the Hun Manet administration, while relations with the Western democracies will remain fraught.
Cambodia Defends Closure of Independent Media Outlet Amid International Outcry

Cambodia Defends Closure of Independent Media Outlet Amid International Outcry

By Sebastian Strangio
The closure of Voice of Democracy has prompted a wave of condemnations from Western governments. Will actions follow?

Cambodia’s Turn to Raise Eyebrows Over Infrastructure Projects

Cambodia’s Turn to Raise Eyebrows Over Infrastructure Projects

By Luke Hunt
Up to $30 billion in financing is potentially on the table – most of it from China.

China’s Premier Comes to Cambodia Bearing Gifts

China’s Premier Comes to Cambodia Bearing Gifts

By Sebastian Strangio
The routine nature and broad scope of the agreements signed by Li Keqiang and Hun Sen reflects the closeness of the relationship between Beijing and Phnom Penh.

The Social Costs of Chinese Transnational Crime in Sihanoukville

The Social Costs of Chinese Transnational Crime in Sihanoukville

By Sokvy Rim
Unrestricted and unregulated development has allowed crime to flourish, and eroded the trust between Cambodians and Chinese expatriates.
What the Cambodian Naval Base Brouhaha Overlooks

What the Cambodian Naval Base Brouhaha Overlooks

By Sebastian Strangio
The establishment of a Chinese military presence in southern Cambodia would mark the culmination of three decades of misplaced U.S. policy toward the country.

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