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Inside Southeast Asia’s Casino Scam Archipelago
August 02, 2022

Inside Southeast Asia’s Casino Scam Archipelago

By Lindsey Kennedy and Nathan Paul Southern
Special Economic Zones and self-governing statelets across the Mekong region have become conduits for human trafficking on a massive scale.

Foreign Casinos Have Been a Disaster for Cambodia
July 07, 2022

Foreign Casinos Have Been a Disaster for Cambodia

By Meghan Murphy
Beyond the government's crack down on striking workers from the NagaWorld casino complex, Chinese-run gambling operations have brought a host of social ills.
The Social Costs of Chinese Transnational Crime in Sihanoukville
July 05, 2022

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.

Police Rescue 66 Thai Nationals from Scam Call Centers in Cambodia
April 14, 2022

Police Rescue 66 Thai Nationals from Scam Call Centers in Cambodia

By Sebastian Strangio
The joint police operation offered the latest evidence of an organized crime racket that spans the Mekong region.

Cambodia Told to Shut Down ‘Slave Compounds’ After Warnings From Asian Embassies
March 11, 2022

Cambodia Told to Shut Down ‘Slave Compounds’ After Warnings From Asian Embassies

By Luke Hunt
The country's interior minister says he will end the crime wave in Sihanoukville by mid-year.

Cambodia’s History, Viewed Through Sihanoukville
November 16, 2021

Cambodia’s History, Viewed Through Sihanoukville

By Youk Chhang
Youk Chhang recalls visits to the seaside town during several key points in Cambodia’s history.

Japan Seeks to Offset Chinese Influence in Cambodia
August 27, 2020

Japan Seeks to Offset Chinese Influence in Cambodia

By Sao Phal Niseiy
Foreign Minister Motegi’s recent visit underlines Tokyo’s sense of urgency.
Did Cambodia Just Make a U-Turn on Gambling?
September 19, 2019

Did Cambodia Just Make a U-Turn on Gambling?

By David Hutt
A recent move warrants attention given the government’s previous positions.

Cambodia to Investigate Building Collapse in Chinese Investment Zone
June 25, 2019

Cambodia to Investigate Building Collapse in Chinese Investment Zone

By Associated Press
The accident killed 28 workers and sparked a pledge to look into the quality of Chinese construction in Cambodia.

Sihanoukville: A Cambodian City Losing Its ‘Cambodian-ness’
April 20, 2019

Sihanoukville: A Cambodian City Losing Its ‘Cambodian-ness’

By Sim Vireak
Unchecked development by Chinese investors has come at a cost, freezing out locals and changing the city’s character.

Anti-Chinese Sentiment on the Rise in Cambodia
November 07, 2018

Anti-Chinese Sentiment on the Rise in Cambodia

By George Wright
Increasing Chinese political influence and presence in Cambodia has sparked anti-Chinese sentiment.
What Does Chinese Investment Mean for Cambodia?
February 02, 2018

What Does Chinese Investment Mean for Cambodia?

By Darren Touch
Cambodia has placed a strategic bet on China. Now it must prepare for both the negative and positive consequences.

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