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Western thoughts on benefits of Cambodian BRI initiatives evolving

The success of China’s Belt and Road Initiatives (BRIs) in Cambodia will depend on what the project is and how productive it will be, according to experts who have analysed China’s white paper on foreign aid and development. ...

Husain Haider

Hun Sen praises Kingdom’s strong ties with China

Prime Minister Hun Sen has praised the strong relationship Cambodia enjoys with China, saying the Asian giant plays a significant role in promoting peace, stability and development in the region and the world.​ ...

Taing Vida

Malaysian PM Mahathir hails Kingdom’s prosperity

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Monday hailed Cambodia’s prosperity, praising its “hard-working” and “skilful” people for rebuilding the Kingdom. The 94-year-old leader was speaking to university students, government officials and diplomats at the Royal University of Phnom Penh as he began a three-day visit, ...

Niem Chheng

Chinese group vows to educate on the law

At a bilateral meeting between Preah Sihanouk province and a delegation of China’s Ministry of Public Security on Friday, the latter committed to educate its nationals to strictly respect Cambodian laws. Provincial administration spokesman Kheang Phearum said on Monday that during the meeting, the administration ...

Voun Dara

Chinese project in Cambodia raises alarms of military build-up

While Cambodia welcomes an ongoing influx of Chinese tourists, investment and development, the world at large increasingly suspects that China is launching a military build-up in the country for stronger Chinese influence in Southeast Asia. Dara Sakor, a new China-backed coastal resort in Koh Kong ...

Kyodo News

Spotlight: ASEAN, including Cambodia, hugely benefit from BRI: Cambodian experts

The members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) including Cambodia are greatly benefiting from the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Cambodian experts said here on Thursday. Kin Phea, director-general of the International Relations Institute Cambodia (IRIC), an arm of the Royal Academy ...

Nguon Sovan and Mao Pengfei

Sino-Cambodian ties ‘at all-time high’

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn said on Sunday that relations and mutual political trust between Cambodia and China are now stronger than ever due to frequent high-level exchanges between the two countries’ senior officials. ...

Soth Koemsoeun

Cambodian King Supports Belt and Road Initiative: Chinese Media

King Norodom Sihamoni told Chinese President Xi Jinping that Cambodia would further support his overseas investment strategy, which has been criticized by the U.S. King Norodom Sihamoni said during a visit to Beijing that Cambodia is prepared to further support China’s overseas investment strategy, known as ...

Hul Reaksmey

Chinese team ready to begin study on railroad revamp

A team from China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) is now in Cambodia and will soon begin a feasibility study on improving the Kingdom’s railroads. CRCC’s visit to the Kingdom follows Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s request to the company asking it to help make the ...

Chea Vannak

Cambodia to benefit substantially from China’s BRI: Moody’s

Moody’s Investors Service Inc sees Cambodia, which has a B2 stable rating, as one of the countries that stand to benefit the most from China’s Belt and Road Initiative. In its latest report, Moody’s analyses the potential long-run economic gains and near-to-medium term macro-stability risks ...

Poovenraj Kanagaraj

Hun Sen: Cambodia will not fall into Belt and Road debt trap

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Friday that Cambodia would not fall into a so-called debt trap as it embraces China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as the Kingdom only accepted projects beneficial to the country. Hun Sen was speaking in China on the first ...

Niem Chheng

Expert warns of ‘debt-trap’ ahead of Cambodian PM visit to China Belt and Road Forum

Overdependence, coupled with loans and the cost of maintaining infrastructure, could leave Cambodia in a “debt trap” to China, an expert said Tuesday, as Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen prepares to attend a summit in Beijing on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s sweeping Belt and Road ...

Joshua Lipes

Cambodian PM Hun Sen meets senior Chinese official on bilateral ties

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen met with Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe on Monday. Viewing China as a good and true friend, Hun Sen said the friendship between Cambodia and China has not only withstood the test of time but ...


Pros and cons of China’s Belt and Road plan

Cambodia has been a vocal supporter of the BRI since the initiative’s conception in 2013. The BRI will offer a new framework of cooperation between Cambodia and her neighbours, through the increased connectivity that will arise in the region once the work on the improved ...

Samithi Sok

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