The coup of July 1997 cemented Hun Sen’s grip over the country, and it’s never wavered since.
Both countries face opportunities, but investors cannot overlook the lingering risks.
Amid increasing military ties between China & Cambodia, US Vice-President Mike Pence has raised concerns that these facilities could be put to naval use.
After relentless protests, the Hong Kong administration was forced to cave in, shelving a contentious extradition bill that would have seen people transferred out of the city to any jurisdiction, including mainland China.
A closer look at the context and significance of a recent development.
The trip put the focus on some of the broader developments in the bilateral relationship.
Harassment on the way to and from work is part of the job for many women. It doesn't have to be.
Inflows from China and elsewhere need better control and supervision.
After I published yet another story in Asia Times last week on the possibility of Cambodia being removed from the United States’ and European Union’s preferential trade deals (the GSP and EBA respectively, which grant quota and tariff-free status to some Cambodian exports), I received a message on Twitter posing a question I realize I haven’t yet tried to tackle.
The issue of succession continues to loom large in Cambodia’s politics.
Coordinated withdrawal of Cambodia’s EU and US tariff-free trade privileges would devastate crucial garment exports and flatten the economy.
US concerns about an emerging China-backed facility in Cambodia could put the nation in the middle of an emerging new Cold War.
End Renewed Crackdown on Dissolved Party
There is growing concern about the European Union’s (EU) proposed suspension of its Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement with Cambodia, a move which could set the country back years.
“It is traditional Asian culture, [that] when children are young, parents look after them, and when parents are old, their children look after them. Children are taught to respect elders, stay with them and care for them when they get old.”
As the US-China trade war appears to be further escalating, Cambodia should rethink its foreign policy towards China and the West.
As increasing levels of mass tourism in Cambodia’s major cities threaten to place strains on local infrastructure, representatives from the luxury travel industry offer a model of high-value, low-volume tourism they believe is key to preserving the Kingdom’s natural splendour.
Manufacturing is the foundation of an economy and has an important role in the history of industrial development. It is also seen as an engine of economic growth.
Currently, discussions about the rights and well-being of the working class in Cambodia are centered on the minimum wage.
The idea of such a pact is one such way for the EU to offer carrots, rather than just sticks, that can help it achieve its reform objectives in the country.