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China’s First Couple Visit Cambodian Royals

Cambodia and China established diplomatic ties some 60 years ago, cultivated in large part by the late King Norodom Sihanouk.

Washington Watching Cambodian Gov’t Closely: Ambassador

William Heidt, the US ambassador, told VOA Khmer that he hoped Cambodia would move towards a more “open” political system in the coming year.

Cambodia Needs Political Reform to Regain Credibility: Analysts

At a meeting on Thursday at the Heritage Foundation, speakers said the newly one-party parliament did not reflect voters’ wishes to see pluralistic democracy in the country.

Unions Plan Mass Strike Over Possible EU Trade Scheme Removal

The EU is Cambodia's largest export market, with garment exports to the EU alone amounting to about $700 million annually.

500,000 Cambodians Become Eligible to Vote

The NEC said that it would also remove those who had been reported deceased in the same period and an additional 100,000 names.

Q&A: Greg Barron on the invention of zero and what it means for Cambodians

Four decades after interviewing Cambodian refugees fleeing the Khmer Rouge, award-winning radio producer Greg Barron is preparing to tell a very different — and much older — story.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Hits Out at West Over ‘Interference’

Hun Sen said countries outside of the region were “always slapping our heads” and “getting involved in regional politics,” according to a video posted on his Facebook page.

Following Tragic Dam Collapse, Mekong Nations Talk Hydropower at Forum

The Lower Mekong Basin is home to some 60 million people and has a gross domestic product of about $800 billion, according to official figures.

Cambodian Businesswomen Visit US to Learn From Peers

While women own the majority of businesses in Cambodia, they lack access to finance, training, mentoring, and other information that would allow them to grow their businesses.

New Thai Laws Mandate Election by May Next Year

After a series of long delays and broken promises, Thailand’s military government has enacted laws that set in motion a countdown leading to new elections by next May.

At World Economic Forum on Asean, Talk of Computing Revolution

Industrial Revolution 4.0 is the trend towards automation of industrial processes and new advances in computing.

EU Approves Resolution Targeting Cambodia’s Ruling Party

The EU resolution calls for asset freezes on senior Cambodian officials and action to be taken over Cambodia’s membership of preferential trading schemes.

Poor Governance Seen as Hindering Cambodia’s Growth

About a fifth of Cambodians live below the national poverty line, according to the World Bank.

Court Questions New Witness in Kem Sokha Trial

In May, eight witnesses were called in the case, mostly senior officials from non-governmental groups advocating for better living standards and rights for Cambodians.

Former RFA Journalists Appeal for Spying Case to Be Dropped

The former RFA reporters were held without charge for 48 hours after their arrest, they told the court, which broke the law.

Cambodia to Create Crime Task Force Targeting Chinese in Coastal Province

Around 16,000 Chinese tourists visited Cambodia over the past seven months, according to the Tourism Ministry.

Why Confront the Horrors of History?

We must confront the horrors of history if we are to ever move past it.

Interview: Milton Osborne, on Pol Pot and Cambodia’s Development

His latest work, “Pol Pot Solved the Leprosy Problem: Remembering Colonial and Post-Colonial Worlds”, is a memoir of his days as a young diplomat in Phnom Penh between 1959 and 1961.

Kem Sokha, In His Own Words

The following text tells the life story of Kem Sokha, president of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party until it was dissolved last year, in his own words.

Interview: Brian Eyler, director of the Stimson Center’s Southeast Asia Program

Brian Eyler is an expert on transboundary issues in the Mekong region and China’s economic relationship with Southeast Asia.