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Chinese aid

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

Cambodia-China talk expressway

A proposed Chinese-built highway linking Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville appears to be moving forward, after the chairman of the company behind the project met with Prime Minister Hun Sen in Phnom Penh yesterday.   ...

Ven Rathavong

Chinese money instrumental to progress, Hor Namhong says

Cambodia’s development “could not be detached” from Chinese aid, Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong said on Monday, joining a chorus of officials from both parties praising a relationship that appears to be deepening over similar stances on the South China Sea.   ...

Ben Paviour

China to foot bill for new National Assembly offices

Just days after Cambodia was accused of watering down an ASEAN statement on the South China Sea, China promised to pay for a $16 million, 12-floor administration building for the National Assembly during a visit of delegates to the country led by Assembly President Heng ...

Vong Sokheng

Cambodia denies ASEAN ‘Veto’

The Foreign Ministry has denied claims that the $600 million in aid promised to Cambodia by China this month was in any way tied to the Kingdom’s stance on the South China Sea. ...

Ven Rathavong

China denies political conditions on aid to Cambodia

China says its financial assistance to Cambodia is in no way dependent on its diplomatic support, including in Beijing’s dispute with other Southeast Asian countries in the South China Sea.   ...

The Seattle Times staffs

When it comes to Chinese Aid Cambodia should be cautious

Unlike that of the United States and other western donors, Chinese aid is primarily allocated directly to the Cambodian government and usually does not carry requirements to report development results. Unsurprisingly, it has been argued that Chinese aid is not transparent and there is no ...

East Asia Forum

After sea decision, Chinese funds flow in

China will provide Cambodia with more than half a billion dollars in aid, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced yesterday, less than a week after Cambodia again declined to support an Asean statement critical of Beijing’s claims to the hotly contested South China Sea. ...

Ben Paviour and Kuch Naren

Cambodia positions itself along new silk road

The ancient Silk Road sprawled across tens of thousands of kilometers, reaching east to west from Ja­pan to Venice and passing through five seas. Together, the road and maritime trade routes linked more than 40 countries throughout Asia, Europe and Africa, fostering early globalization.   ...

Janelle Retka

Fleet of more than 100 fire trucks arrive from China

The first tranche of fire trucks headed to Cambodia in a deal the government struck with China last year to furnish the country with fire-fighting vehicles for the provinces arrived on Wednesday, the head of the national police force’s fire department said.   ...

Phan Soumy

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