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Family ties thwart Cambodia’s efforts to tackle bride trafficking to China

A rising number of Cambodian women are being sold as brides in China but complaints and convictions are on the decline with many victims refusing to speak out because their families are colluding with trafficking rings, a regional police chief said.

EU begins process to hit Cambodia with trade sanctions

The European Union started an 18-month process on Monday that could lead to the suspension of Cambodia’s duty-free trade access over its record on human rights and democracy.

Cambodia orders rare investigation of shooting in land protest

Cambodian authorities have ordered an investigation into violent clashes over a land dispute in which a protester was shot, after a video clip of the incident sparked outrage on social media.

Ghost town: the Cambodian cemetery where the living outnumber the dead

When floodwaters swept a chunk of riverbank into the Mekong just south of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, Sun Ramaly managed to save her clothes and her kitchen utensils. Her one-room shack, however, crumbled into the river.

Cambodia businesses, unions ask EU not to impose trade sanctions

Cambodian businesses and unions urged the European Union on Monday to not withdraw trade preferences from Cambodia over human rights concerns, saying such a decision would pose serious economic damage and harm millions of workers and their families.

EU tariffs on rice a “weapon” against farmers, says Cambodia

European Union tariffs on rice from Cambodia are a "weapon" against impoverished farmers and will hurt millions of people struggling to escape poverty, Cambodia's government and ruling party said.

EU set to impose tariffs on Cambodia, Myanmar rice imports

The European Union is likely this week to impose tariffs on rice coming from Cambodia and Myanmar for the next three years to curb a surge in imports, according to a source familiar with the file.

From Tibet to the ‘Nine Dragons’, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is losing sand

In the dead of night, the entire front half of shopkeeper Ta Thi Kim Anh's house collapsed.

China promotes use of yuan among Southeast Asian nations

China published a five-year blueprint on Friday seeking economic and financial integration between southern Guangxi province and Southeast Asia, representing Beijing’s latest effort to promote international use of the yuan currency.

Mass sackings send chill through Cambodian garment factories

The termination of about 1,200 staff from garment factories in Cambodia supplying brands including H&M and Marks & Spencer after a mass strike has sent a ripple of fear through the industry, experts said, warning of fresh unrest.

Cambodian man jailed for insulting king in Facebook posts

Three-year sentence issued in second known conviction under new lèse-majesté law.

Southeast Asia wary of China’s Belt and Road project, skeptical of US. Survey

Southeast Asian countries should be cautious in negotiating with China on its flagship Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to avoid being trapped in unsustainable debt, 70 percent of respondents said in a policy survey released on Monday.

Masked dance tradition rises from near extinction in Cambodia

Cambodia’s centuries-old tradition of masked dance was nearly wiped out by the Khmer Rouge’s “Killing Fields” regime, but a handful of artists managed to keep it alive and are now working to pass it along to a new generation.

Cambodia allows banned politicians to seek lifting of curbs

Cambodia's Parliament on Thursday (Dec 13) amended the law to let banned politicians petition the government for a return to politics, which could see restraints lifted for more than 100 members of the main opposition party, dissolved last year.

Thailand sends home Cambodian critic wanted over sex-trafficking film

Thailand sent back to Cambodia on Wednesday a labor activist wanted by authorities at home over his role in making a documentary about sex-trafficking that the government said contained fake news, police said.

‘Major strides’ to cut child labor in Cambodia’s fashion factories

While the United Nations says child labor has fallen sharply in Cambodia’s garment factories, many informal subcontractors using children are escaping scrutiny, activists said on Tuesday.

Cambodia union leaders convicted over protests, jail terms suspended

A Cambodian court found six union leaders guilty on Tuesday of instigating violent protests against the government in 2013 and 2014, but suspended their jail terms.

Cambodia frees 32 surrogate mothers charged with human trafficking

Cambodia has released 32 women who were detained while pregnant on charges of human trafficking for acting as surrogate mothers for Chinese couples, a government official said on Thursday.

EU tariffs on Myanmar, Cambodia rice unclear after EU countries vote

European Union countries failed on Tuesday to determine whether to impose tariffs on rice coming from Cambodia and Myanmar from the start of next year to curb a surge in imports, leaving the European Commission to take the final decision.

Cambodia reviews ban on opposition after EU sanctions threat

Cambodia’s parliament is reviewing a five-year ban on more than 100 members of the main opposition party, which could allow them to return to politics, following threats by the European Union to deny duty-free trading access to the Southeast Asian nation.