Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday dismissed concerns that increased investment and aid from China would result in the “occupation” of his country by the Asian power, as observers urged him to balance Beijing’s influence by nurturing relations with other nations.
Speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony for a U.S. $50 million Chinese-funded hospital in Tboung Khmum province, Hun Sen said he “understands China very well,” and that the country’s ruling Communist Party has no intention of “taking over other nations.”
Cambodia will not allow any other country to interfere in its internal affairs, the long-ruling strongman also told those in attendance.
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