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Influx of Chinese business travellers, investors to Cambodia drives construction boom

The Southeast Asian country approved over US$2.7 billion of real estate projects in the first four months of 2019, a 67 per cent increase.

US urges Cambodia to help stop firms using special economic zone to evade China...

American embassy in Phnom Penh says companies have been caught using the Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone to export goods that originated in China.

Cambodia’s landmine-hunting rats

In Cambodia, over 19,000 people have been killed by landmines and explosives, and another 51,000 have been injured by these remnants of war.

US fines companies exporting goods via Cambodia to dodge Trump’s trade war tariffs on...

The companies were located in a Chinese-owned special economic zone in Cambodia, said a US embassy official.

Horrific accident puts Cambodia’s poor travel conditions for garment workers in spotlight

Five female garment factory workers had their arms severed clean off as they were commuting to work in an overloaded open-back truck.

Trail World Championship a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience for Hongkongers representing Cambodia, Ireland...

Mat Leng, Bryan McFlynn and Bogdan Onyschenko are surprised by the technical course in Portugal. Leng ‘had a blast’ shining a light on Cambodia’s running potential and is happy to see sponsors are already reaching out.

‘Vigilante Granddads’ from Northern Cambodia protect ancestral forests from loggers

A group of elderly villagers in northern Cambodia have formed a forest patrol to fend off illegal loggers and make up for what they consider government inaction on the issue.

Cambodian property proves popular with Chinese buyers as mainland investment drives economic growth

Demand for housing pushes rental yield in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh to 8 to 10 per cent. But market observers warn of ‘oversaturation in the high-end segment’ that could depress prices.

Why are Chinese workers so unpopular in Southeast Asia?

For decades Chinese migrants have sought refuge from upheavals at home by building new lives and businesses across Southeast Asia.

‘I don’t have a choice’: hip-hop artist in Cambodia deletes song after becoming a...

Dymey-Cambo was a little-known rapper in Cambodia until his song was shared on Facebook by Cambodian opposition-leader-in-exile Sam Rainsy.

China’s ongoing African swine fever epidemic is spreading across Asia

Millions of pigs have been slaughtered across Asia as African swine fever spreads since the first outbreak of the disease was reported in August 2018 in northeastern China – the world’s largest pork producer and consumer.

Chinese ‘gangster’ video that caused Cambodia’s police chief to intervene ‘was a prank’

Apparent threat in online clip to take control of Sihanoukville alarmed local authorities.

Five Taiwanese men smuggled almost HK$6 million worth of Ice and ketamine into Hong...

Customs officers at Hong Kong International Airport found bags of suspected drugs wrapped around their bodies.

Donald Trump’s 25 per cent tariffs may be the difference between life and death...

US president sent shock waves through global markets when he announced the 10 per cent levy on US$200 billion of Chinese goods would increase to 25 per cent.

Swedish man who dined with Khmer Rouge’s Pol Pot 40 years ago: I regret...

Communist Gunnar Bergstrom visited Cambodia in 1978 at the tail end of its rule, after being inspired by the Khmer Rouge’s vision of utopia.

China’s relationship with Asean under scrutiny as Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi makes first...

The state counsellor’s trip underlines the similarities between two nations isolated from the international community over human rights abuses. Naypyidaw and Phnom Penh are also seen as loyal to Beijing, a position that has hampered the Southeast Asian bloc’s effectiveness.

Chinese investment in Cambodia is bringing Phnom Penh closer to Beijing – and further...

The Southeast Asian nation signed at least nine deals with China last week on the sidelines of the second Belt and Road Forum. These investments have seen growing anti-Chinese sentiment, and some analysts say it is likely political obedience to China will include military access.

Trail World Championships: Hongkongers represent Cambodia, Ireland and Ukraine, as Leng finds sense of...

Mat Leng believed he did not belong growing up in France, but now feels at home after travelling to his father’s native Cambodia.

Dominance or development? What’s at the end of China’s New Silk Road?

Beijing’s global infrastructure drive will be in the spotlight this week when dozens of heads of state converge on the Chinese capital for the second Belt and Road Summit.

Five Taiwanese men confess to trafficking HK$5.9 million worth of Ice and ketamine to...

Men said strangers offered a free trip to Cambodia and HK$25,000 in cash. Sentences to be handed down on May 7.