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Philippines Wants China Out of Talks

The rift between Cambodia and the Philippines over the role of China in addressing the South China Sea issue continued to widen yesterday, with the Philippines’ president telling his counterparts during an Asean Summit meeting that China should be left out of discussions on a ...

SEA firms to ship $2b of rubber to China

Cambodia’s Prominence Investment Enterprise and Thailand’s Panpee Group have signed an agreement to supply China’s Yunnan Rubber Co Ltd with 500,000 tonnes, or US$2 billion worth, of rubber per year, Sam Kay, general manager of the local partner, said yesterday. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040455411/Business/sea-firms-to-ship-2b-of-rubber-to-china.html

South China Sea surfaces

The Philippines thrust the South China Sea dispute to the forefront of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting yesterday, causing the topic to dominate discussions. Myanmar by-elections and North Korea also featured prominently on the eve of today’s ASEAN summit, overshadowing the foreign ministers’ planned focus on ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040355401/National-news/south-china-sea-surfaces.html

Hu pledges millions in aid

A weekend meeting between Chinese President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Hun Sen concluded with millions in loans and aid agreed to and a clear message: neither nation is in a rush to deal with the prickly South China Sea dispute. At the Saturday one on ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012040255376/National-news/hu-pledges-millions-in-aid.html

Hu wants Cambodia help on China Sea dispute, pledges aid

Chinese President Hu Jintao asked close economically Cambodia on Saturday not to push talks on the vexed issue of the South China Sea “too fast” as he pledged to double bilateral trade to $5 billion and announced fresh aid to the impoverished country. Cambodia holds the ...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/31/us-cambodia-china-idUSBRE82U04Y20120331

China influence over Cambodia to be tested at SE Asia summit

China’s presence in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh is obvious. The city skyline is dotted by Chinese-funded projects. But the full extent of Beijing’s influence here will be tested when President Hu Jintao visits this week ahead of a regional summit. The timing of Hu’s visit ...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/29/asean-china-idUSL2E8ER98X20120329?irpc=93

Ambassador Reiterates S China Sea Stance

Chinese Ambassador Pan Guangxue yesterday said that China opposes the contentious issue of the South China Sea being discussed by countries that are not directly involved in the regional maritime dispute. Speaking at a news conference at the Chinese Embassy to discuss Chinese President Hu Jintao’s ...

Namhong Says S China Sea a Regional Issue

Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong said yesterday that the contentious issue of the South China Sea should not become an international issue, but must be solved among the region’s neighbors. Speaking to reporters at the Foreign Affairs Ministry alongside visiting Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr, ...

South China Sea Will Not Surface at Asean

Cambodia, in its role as Asean chair, has decided that the thorny issue of the South China Sea will not be on the agenda at next month’s Asean Summit in Phnom Penh, CPP lawmaker Cheam Yeap announced yesterday. “Cambodia is a neutral country, and based on ...

China to continue helping Cambodia with infrastructure

China will continue to help Cambodia with its infrastructure and raise living standard of its people, said Pan Guangxue, Chinese ambassador to Cambodia here Monday. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of Cambodia’s 57 national road Battambang-Pailing section in Battambang, Pan said “The completion of the road ...

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/2012-03/13/content_14820472.htm

China donates equipment to Cambodia for 2012 ASEAN meetings

The government of China on Monday delivered office supplies and equipment worth $403,000 to Cambodia in order to ease the country’s burden when it hosts the ASEAN summit and related Summits this year. The office supplies and equipment included 200 sets of desktops, 60 sets of ...

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=781793&publicationSubCategoryId=200

Cambodia, China willing to further enhance cooperation in all fields: officials

Cambodia and China are willing to further promote bilateral cooperation in all fields in the framework of ASEAN-China relations, officials said Monday. The commitment was made during the official visit of Ma Mingqiang, secretary general of ASEAN-China Center, to Cambodia. In a meeting with Cambodia’s Minister ...

http://www.asean-cn.org/Item/4586.aspx

China's Xinwei becomes country's 10th mobile operator

The government has granted China’s Xinwei Telecom a license to become the country’s tenth mobile phone operator and the second firm to roll out so-called 4G technology, the fastest and most advanced network currently available on the market. Those in the telecommunications industry said that the ...

Cambodia's debt to China grows to $4 billion, official says

Cambodian debt to China now stands at $4 billion, 35 percent of last year’s gross domestic product and more than half of the country’s total outstanding debt to foreign donors, according to a senior government official. The amount of money Cambodia owes China has been growing ...

China’s dam plans don’t hold water with panelists

China’s dam-building ambitions and alleged lack of transparency were front and centre yesterday during a roundtable discussion on Mekong River development held in the capital. Representatives from the Chinese embassy defended their country’s record, claiming that China was “eager to participate” in regional cooperation mechanisms. “We aren’t ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011101952208/National-news/chinas-dam-plans-dont-hold-water-with-panelists.html

Foreign donors slow on giving flood aid

As tens of thousands of families continue to struggle with ongoing flooding, delays are still hampering the provision of overseas aid, with some donors holding back on distributing funds. China flew in two planes, laden with supplies worth $8 million, over the weekend and the South ...

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