Nikkei Asian Review

Farmers and workers carry on as Chinese transplants drive up land prices

The rural southwestern province of Koh Kong, previously off the international community’s radar screen, has drawn the global spotlight. That’s because a massive runway stretching approximately 3,200 meters appeared suddenly at a resort being developed by a Chinese company in this otherwise out-of-the-way province, about a ...

Tomoya Onishi
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/Cambodia-s-China-built-runway-irks-US-but-locals-have-other-concerns

Tokyo goes it alone in support of Myanmar and Cambodia

Japan is digging in deeper in support of Myanmar and Cambodia even as the U.S. and Europe ramp up criticism of human rights violations, choosing to preserve its influence in the region by playing an alternative to China’s economic might. ...

Saki Hayashi
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-Relations/Tokyo-goes-it-alone-in-support-of-Myanmar-and-Cambodia

Unstoppable worker outflow dims Cambodia's future prospects

Despite Thailand’s latest effort to stem the flow of migrants, workers from Cambodia continue to cross the border, as they try to flee an economy that offers little reward for their work. ...

Danielle Keeton-olsen
https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Drifting-Cambodia/Unstoppable-worker-outflow-dims-Cambodia-s-future-prospects

Cambodia taps Japanese blockchain tech for payment system

The National Bank of Cambodia will develop a blockchain-based payment system with help from a Japanese financial technology startup to offer people a secure, low-cost way of sending and receiving money.   ...

Nikkei
http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Economy/Cambodia-taps-Japanese-blockchain-tech-for-payment-system

Tepco, Toshiba to manage power grids in Cambodia

Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings will team with Toshiba to manage power grids in Cambodia, hoping to secure a new earnings source as the utility grapples with soaring cleanup costs for the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. ...

Nikkei
http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Deals/Tepco-Toshiba-to-manage-power-grids-in-Cambodia

Japan's Dai-ichi Life to open office in Cambodia

Dai-ichi Life Insurance will become the first Japanese life insurer to establish a presence in Cambodia, setting up a representative’s office in the capital Phnom Penh this month. ...

Nikkei
http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Japan-s-Dai-ichi-Life-to-open-office-in-Cambodia

In the eye of the storm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry launched a swing through Southeast Asia en route to China on Jan. 24 with visits to Laos and Cambodia, part of a broader U.S. push to improve relations with the region and counterbalance China’s rising influence. ...

Sebastian Strangio
http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/In-the-eye-of-the-storm

With connectivity boom, Cambodia's political battles shift online

 In September 2015, a Facebook page bearing the name of Prime Minister Hun Sen notched up its millionth “like.” Until then, the long-serving Cambodian leader had denied ever using social media, making fun of political rivals, like opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who were active online. ...

Sebastian Strangio
http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Policy-Politics/With-connectivity-boom-Cambodia-s-political-battles-shift-online

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