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Trump’s Tariffs May Hurt, but Quitting China Is Hard to Do

Companies are reconsidering where to put their factories as the trade war mounts, but few places can match China’s convenience and reliability.

A Cambodian Refugee Cooks From Memory at Nyum Bai

Since opening the restaurant in Oakland, Calif., in February, Nite Yun has followed Khmer cooking traditions that war and genocide nearly wiped out.

Beat Richner, Doctor to Cambodia’s Needy Young, Dies at 71

Beat Richner, a Swiss pediatrician who opened a network of children’s hospitals in Cambodia at a time when quality health care was all but nonexistent in that country, died on Sept. 9 in Zurich. He was 71.

News of Laos Dam Failure Didn’t Reach Them, but the Water Did

Kang Ngan isn’t sure what a dam is. She doesn’t know how old she is, although she thinks “over 30” is a good guess. But she has lived long enough to know that something is terribly wrong along the Sekong River.

In Cambodia, Dissenting Voters Find Ways to Say ‘None of the Above’

One Cambodian voter defaced his or her ballot with a lively reference to a dog’s anatomy. Others ticked every single box, or crossed out the entire ballot. Still others drew pictures of the sun, the symbol of the outlawed main opposition party.

It’s election season in Cambodia, and the fireflies are out.

Cambodians use that term — “ampil ampik,” in the Khmer language — to refer to little-known political parties that flash onto the scene shortly before an election, then fade back into obscurity.

Behind the Bar, Mixing Drinks With Aid for a Faraway Home

Sambonn Lek, bartender at the St. Regis hotel near the White House, has shaken and stirred for movers and shakers since the Carter administration.

Cambodia Police Arrest 5 in Raid on Surrogacy Operation

Five people in Cambodia were arrested on charges of human trafficking after the police found 33 pregnant women during a raid on an illegal surrogacy operation, the local news media reported Monday, highlighting how the practice has persisted in the country despite a 2016 ban.

A Newspaper Is Sold, and Cambodians Fear the End of Press Freedom

A newspaper widely seen as the last bastion of a free press in Cambodia has been sold to a Malaysian investor with ties to Cambodia’s strongman prime minister, a move that critics say further highlights the country’s slide toward outright authoritarianism.

A People in Limbo, Many Living Entirely on the Water

The border between Vietnam and Cambodia, which divides the Mekong Delta, has occasioned more battles than nearly any other in Asia

The Former Khmer Rouge Slave Who Blew the Whistle on Wells Fargo

After Duke Tran escaped from slavery, but before he became a millionaire, he was a Wells Fargo employee.

Cambodia’s Ruler Dared Australians to Burn His Effigy, So They Did

But the Cambodian-born legislator has now done so twice in recent weeks, after finding himself at the center of an unfolding battle over free speech and the reach of Cambodia's authoritarian government into diaspora communities in Australia.

Embracing China, Facebook and Himself, Cambodia’s Ruler Digs In

As the sun rose over the murk of the Mekong River, the man who has ruled Cambodia for more than three decades, Prime Minister Hun Sen, clasped hands with the Chinese ambassador and beamed.

Deported, and Sticking Out: ‘This Ain’t Home. America’s My Home.’

It was fish for breakfast and fish for lunch and fish for dinner.

Fight Over Cambodian Leader’s Facebook ‘Likes’ Reaches a U.S. Court

One of Cambodia’s leading opposition figures has asked a federal court in California to force Facebook to reveal details of its dealings with Hun Sen, the country’s authoritarian prime minister, arguing that he has used the platform to manipulate public opinion and strengthen his hold on power.