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Chinese money has transformed the once-sleepy backpacker destination of Sihanoukville, Cambodia into a gambling resort hub with 30 casinos, and 70 more being built.
The new season of The New Silk Road looks at how Chinese money is changing Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh, from the glitz and glamour, jobs and construction boom to the sudden imbalance, animosity and anxiety.
Cambodian leader Hun Sen has offered to resume working with a US programme that recovers the remains of American soldiers killed during the Vietnam War, as the premier seeks to defuse criticism of a flawed election.
Sitting in a building made from used tyres, plastic bottles and old sneakers, Cambodian student Roeun Bunthon jots down notes during an English lesson at the Rubbish School where tuition is paid for with trash instead of cash.
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen has taken a defiant stance following a European Union announcement last week that it would ramp up trade pressure on Cambodia over human rights concerns.
As the trend to keep and display exotic animals in cafes in the Cambodian capital grows in popularity, wildlife experts have warned that the animal trade is largely unregulated and could be putting creatures at risk.
A Cambodian court has jailed a 70-year-old barber for seven months over a violation of the country's royal insult law, the first such conviction since the law was adopted this year.
Cambodians threw rice on the ground on Tuesday (Sep 25) to mark the "Festival of the Dead" or Pchum Ben and feed the spirits of the dead.
Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen batted down speculation on Wednesday that he caved to international pressure after an opposition leader was released from jail, claiming the decision was made for his ailing foe's health and safety.
The United States urged Cambodia's government on Tuesday to drop all charges against opposition leader Kem Sokha, who was released on bail but has been placed under house arrest.
The dog meat trade is on the rise in Cambodia with more restaurants serving a growing demand for the controversial food. Despite progress in halting the industry in other parts of Asia, activists in Phnom Penh are puzzled by the phenomenon.
An outspoken Cambodian opposition lawmaker was pardoned by royal decree and released on Saturday (Aug 25), the first member of a now-dissolved political party to be freed a month after strongman premier Hun Sen won a virtually uncontested election.
Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha was denied bail on appeal on Wednesday (Aug 22), despite a string of high-profile figures being shown leniency by authorities in the aftermath of the country’s general elections.
Hackers targeted the official Facebook page of Cambodia's premier Hun Sen on Friday and falsely claimed he would cede several parliamentary seats, an official said, after the leader swept last month's election virtually uncontested.
Cambodia's parliament will convene on Sep 5, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday, after his ruling party claimed victory in what critics say was a sham general election last month due to the lack of a viable opposition.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said opposition calls to boycott elections failed as he celebrated his "crystal clear" victory in the uncontested vote in a speech to thousands of garment workers Thursday.
They are two young women full of hopes for their nation: High profile, energetic and not afraid to speak their mind.
Even on a crackling line from Africa to Asia, Mu Sochua sounds determined.
Cambodian authorities are investigating former opposition officials after accusing them of encouraging a boycott of controversial elections, one of the officials said on Monday.
Cambodia's election commission on Tuesday described calls to boycott a controversial election on Jul 29 as a "crime" and said authorities were already pursuing charges against those who criticised the vote.