Seven years ago, when foreign investors were taking a hard look at the Vietnamese economy, Cambodia came up in conversation as an alternative site for cheap factory labor. Among those talking were Taiwanese factory owners. The business people known for fanning out around the world in search of low-cost production bases were trying then to escape the country’s depreciating currency and wildcat labor strikes in Vietnam. Vietnam has cleaned up those issues, but Cambodia is still drawing more Taiwanese investors now than ever.
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