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Chinese aid

Following US, EU withdrawal of funding, China to donate huge load of goods to NEC

China will donate more than 30 different kinds of equipment – including 60,000 polling booths and 15,000 ballot boxes – to the National Election Committee (NEC) ahead of next year’s general elections. ...

Daphne Chen

Government will not look into Funcinpec request for aid from China

Interior Ministry spokesman Khieu Sopheak said royalist party Funcinpec will not be investigated for requesting funds from China, despite an article in the Law on Political Parties banning parties from receiving financial support from foreign governments and institutions. ...

Ben Sokhean

Apparently flouting party law, Funcinpec requests Chinese funding

Following a meeting with a Chinese delegation yesterday morning, Funcinpec President Prince Norodom Ranariddh claimed to have requested monetary assistance from China, an apparent violation of the Law on Political Parties.​ ...

Andrew Nachemson and Ben Sokhean

China to provide funds of $7 million

China will provide Cambodia with more than $7 million today to implement a variety of projects across the kingdom through the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Special Fund. Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Xiong Bo will sign the agreement at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, ...

Khy Sovuthy

China gives demining supplies after pledge of support

The Chinese Embassy donated equipment to the Cambodian Mine Action Authority (CMAA) yesterday, marking the beginning of a new pledge to become a top donor to the sector, following the withdrawal of US funds.​ ...

Phak Seangly

China donates $200,000 in fire equipment

A Chinese company has donated fire equipment to the Interior Ministry worth about $200,000, an official said yesterday. Neth Vantha, a fire department chief, said that Enterprise Limited of China is set to donate the equipment, including two fire trucks. ...

Sen David

China funded 70 percent of Cambodian roads, bridges: Minister

About 70 percent of roads and bridges in Cambodia have been funded by China, with loans for their financing adding up to about $2 billion, government-affiliated Fresh News reported the transport minister as saying on Friday. ...

Sek Odom and Janelle Retka

Cambodia tourism to get Chinese help

China has revealed a plan to help Cambodia by establishing a comprehensive tourism development plan for Siem Reap province, home of the famed Angkor archeological park. ...

Chea Vannak

New city buses

Phnom Penh municipal officials and Chinese Embassy representatives yesterday commemorated the handover of 98 Chinese buses and two cranes to the city yesterday at a ceremony on Koh Pich. ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

China gives $240m in aid

China has granted $240 million aid to Cambodia under agreements signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen on a state visit to Beijing. ...

Ven Rathavong

China, Cambodia promise to deepen friendly ties

Vice Chairman Chen Changzhi pledged that China would continue to extend loans to Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government, provide development aid, and encourage investment.   ...

Ith Sothoeuth

China asked to fund bridges

Cambodia yesterday asked China to help fund the construction of two bridges across the Mekong River, which it said would cut traffic congestion in Phnom Penh and help create a ring road around the city.   ...

Ros Chanveasna

China to help modernize military, defense minister says

Chinese aid and expertise—and perhaps some fighter jets—will help modernize Cambodia’s military, Defense Minister Tea Banh said on Monday as navy vessels from China and the U.S. paid courtesy calls to Cambodia’s ports. Speaking after his return from the 7th Xiangshan Forum, a regional security summit ...

Ben Sokhean

Cambodia-China tourism pact

A​ tourism​ development​ agreement​ was​ signed​ last​ week​ between​ Cambodia’s​ Ministry​ of​ Tourism​ and​ China’s​ Shanghai​ Spring​ International​ Travel​ Service​ Group​ to​ boost​ the​ influx​ of​ Chinese​ tourists​ to​ the​ Kingdom. In​ announcing​ the​ agreement​ on​ Saturday,​ Minister​ of​ Tourism​ Thong​ Khon​ said:​ “The​ memorandum​ ...

Chea Vannak and Sum Manet

Rainsy says China aid to blame for rights abuses

Days after signing a statement welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping to Cambodia, opposition leader Sam Rainsy took to Radio Free Asia to slam China for enabling human rights abuses in the Kingdom with no-strings-attached loans.​ ...

Cristina Maza

China gives $2 billion for roads, bridge

The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping last week resulted in loan agreements worth almost $2 billion for road infrastructure development in Cambodia, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport said on Friday. According to Transport Minister Sun Chanthol, the money will be used to ...

Sum Manet

China’s president Xi arrives bearing gifts

Chinese President Xi Jinping is not one to arrive without a gift. On his first visit to Cambodia as head of state on Thursday, he pledged some $237 million in aid, erased almost $90 million in state debt, offered nearly $15 million in military support and ...

Khy Sovuthy, Ben Paviour and Khuon Narim

NEC receives heaps of hardware from China

The National Election Committee yesterday announced the details of an assistance package from China, which has pledged to support Cambodia’s upcoming commune and national elections, set for 2017 and 2018. ...

Vong Sokheng

China to help Cambodia’s military

China will help Cambodia improve its military capacity and provide military technical skills, National Defense Minister Tea Banh said yesterday. ...

Ban Sokrith and Ros Chanveasna

China promises additional aid after ASEAN skirts sea dispute

China promised Cambodia funds for a variety of projects during a meeting between Prime Minister Hun Sen and Chinese Prime Minister Li Kequiang during this week’s Asean Summit in Vientiane, a minister attached to Mr. Hun Sen told reporters on Thursday night. ...

Khuon Narim

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