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Cambodia and China: Rewriting (and Repeating) History

With China as his main patron, Hun Sen has conveniently forgotten its role in propping up the Pol Pot regime.

Exiled Cambodian opposition members set up new movement

Foreign-based members of Cambodia’s dissolved opposition party have launched a movement to demand the release of its detained leader and to call for free and fair elections and possibly protests.

Developing the Mekong

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is in Phnom Penh for the two-day Mekong River summit that begins this morning.

Australian accused of smuggling charged in Cambodia

Phnom Penh — An Australian woman arrested at Phnom Penh airport has been charged with drug trafficking by Cambodian authorities.

Cambodian Woman Given Year in Prison For Accusing Hun Sen of Kem Ley’s Murder

A court in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh sentenced a Cambodian woman to a one-year jail term on Thursday for posting a video on her Facebook page accusing Prime Minister Hun Sen of ordering the murder more than a year ago of government critic Kem Ley.

Analysis: Cambodia signing up for Chinese billions – at a price

Arriving in Phnom Penh in the midst of a political crackdown on dissent, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang showed no qualms about signing 19 major development deals yesterday with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, making it clear that Chinese aid to the Kingdom remains unaffected by human rights concerns.

China and Mekong Countries Adopt New River Plan

In a summit big on fanfare but light on detail this week, China pushed through a five-year development plan with the countries along of one Asia’s most critical and embattled rivers – the Mekong.

China Signs New Aid Agreements With Cambodia

Cambodia and China signed 19 aid and investment pacts on Thursday in the latest sign of their strengthening relationship as Cambodia turns further away from Western donors.

Cambodia court delays Ricketson bail decision

Accused Australian spy James Ricketson walked into a Cambodian court on Wednesday, raised his cuffed hands and shouted "there is no evidence. I am treated like this all the time."

China, Asia Leaders Discuss Mekong Dam Projects

Leaders of nations along Southeast Asia's Mekong River gathered Wednesday in Cambodia's capital amid a push by China to build more dams that are altering the water flow and raising environmental concerns.

China’s Interest in Riverine Development Evident at Mekong River Summit

In March 2016, while chairing the first summit on the Beijing-initiated Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC), Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, in a speech, cited an anonymous Southeast Asian proverb: "When gentle breezes stick together, they can have the power of a typhoon."

Interview: ‘Democracy is Now Dead. We Are Finding Ways to Make it Alive Again’

Mu Sochua, vice president of the banned Cambodia National Rescue Party, escaped her country in early October 2017 ahead of warnings she would be arrested for conspiring with jailed party leader Kem Sokha to overthrow the Cambodian government. She spoke from exile to Vuthy Huot of RFA’s Khmer Service about the Hun Sen government’s pressure on CNRP members and her efforts to focus international attention on Cambodia’s political crisis.

Cambodia’s Ruling Party ‘Action Plan’ Outlines Strategy For Upcoming General Election

An “action plan” outlined by a member of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s cabinet ahead of Cambodia’s general election warns that the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) must remove its “agents” from the opposition and should end support for smaller political parties in a bid to shore up power.

ADB signs $180M in loans to Cambodia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday signed a $180 million package of loans and grants to Cambodia that are meant to improve the country’s roads, water supply and small-scale farms.

Chinese premier arrives in Cambodia for second LMC leaders’ meeting, official visit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived here Wednesday for the second Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) leaders' meeting and an official visit to Cambodia.

Cambodian Opposition Officials in Hiding Refuse to Return Home Amid Pressure to Defect

Five opposition commune councilors who have gone into hiding since Cambodia’s Supreme Court dissolved their party in November said Tuesday that they will not return home amid ongoing pressure to defect to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP).
Development projects on Diamond Island in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Cambodia Finds New Target for Real Estate: Chinese Investors

To sell real estate in Cambodia, agents are brushing up on their Mandarin.

Cambodian elections, slated for July, will be nothing short of a sham if conditions...

In September, Kem Sokha, president of the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), was arrested. The Supreme Court dissolved the entire party in November. Since then, the regime’s crackdown on NGOs and other opposition leaders has continued unabated.

Sanctions won’t stop Cambodia’s democratic collapse

2017 has been an extraordinary year for Cambodia.
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Ryan Giggs visit for Cambodia footie fiesta keeps fans on edge

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs OBE, who is the bookmakers early favourite to replace sacked Stoke City manager Mark Hughes, is likely to visit Cambodia for the first time to grace the opening of the annual sixth Tiger Street Football Festival taking off on January 18.

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