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

Software to help stop spread of TB

The Indian Embassy to Cambodia has given a $50,000 grant for a project to help stop the spread of tuberculosis in the kingdom. During a press conference at the National Centre for Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control (CENAT) on Friday, Operation ASHA programme director Dr Narith ...

Ven Rathavong

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

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

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