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It is late afternoon when Paul Ferber scans the horizon and detects his number one enemy -- approaching Vietnamese seine trawlers. He knows that their kilometers long, fine mesh, bottom-dragging nets will in just one or two passes sweep away years of conservation efforts. "Dolphins, turtles, tiny sea creatures, seagrass -- there's no way anything can escape,'' he says.
End nears for minority group whose local history stretches back centuries
Modern dancers dispel doubts as art forms diverge from country's traditions
Japanese rice cracker maker Kameda Seika will set up a joint venture in Cambodia, in an effort to ship products to the U.S. and other countries. The company aims to cash in on the Southeast Asian country's quality rice and stable workforce.
Toong, the leading Vietnamese startup in co-working spaces, will expand into Laos and Cambodia this year by partnering with property developers and service suppliers in the region.
Extravagant and questionable projects risk overwhelming Phnom Penh
Beijing has used international tensions to cultivate partners in Southeast Asia.
Political opponents have been jailed or driven into exile, the media is muzzled and the voices of civil society are barely heard these days. Cambodia's authoritarian regime has swept clear the field of potential political rivals as Prime Minister Hun Sen prepares for general elections in July.