Interview: ‘Who Wants Cambodia To Be a Province of China?’

Sophal Ear is an associate professor of diplomacy & world affairs at Occidental College in California who has written “Aid Dependence in Cambodia: How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy” and co-authored “The Hungry Dragon: How China’s Resource Quest Is Reshaping the World.” The policy analyst gave an interview by e-mail with Sovannarith Keo of RFA’s Khmer Service about Cambodia’s deepening economic relationship with China and concerns about the Southeast Asian country’s growing debt to its giant northern neighbor as Beijing ramps up its signature Belt-Road Initiative infrastructure plan.

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