U.S.-China in War of Words to Win Cambodian Hearts and Minds

The embassies of the United States and China have recently exchanged jibes over what their aid and investment strategies in Cambodia have achieved. The sparring on social media platform Facebook went viral, sparking a debate among Cambodians over the superpowers’ influence in the country.

In this district you could easily miss the influence of the United States, but evidence of Chinese investment is all around.

China has granted Cambodia $50 million to build the largest hospital in Tboung Khmum province, in the Cambodia’s central lowlands, to help fulfill the health care needs of area residents and those from neighboring provinces.

The ongoing construction, which started in early March, has provided Cambodian laborers with jobs paying about 20 percent more than their usual income.

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