Asean needs bigger role: researcher

The July 12 arbitration decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague in favor of the Philippines’ maritime rights against China’s overarching claims in the South China Sea means Asean will need to play an active, diplomatic role in diffusing tension and maintaining ...

Safiya Charles

Capital shortage main obstacle for Cambodia in connectivity development: official

A lack of capital is the main obstacle for Cambodia to expedite connectivity development and the Southeast Asian country hopes that the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the Silk Road Fund will fill the shortage, a spokesman said. ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

China hugely contributes to world economy, says Cambodian scholars

China has greatly contributed to the development of the world economy, even though it is still a developing country, scholars in Cambodia said Sunday. “China helped other Asian economies to recover from the Asian financial crisis in 1997, assisted the Eurozone to recover from the ...

The Cambodia Herald​ News Staff

Cambodia scholar calls for boosting mutual trust, maritime security in Asia Pacific

A Cambodian scholar on Saturday called for efforts to enhance the role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in promoting mutual trust and maritime security in the Asia Pacific. A more relevant and coherent multilateral structure could help address old and new security challenges, ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodian scholars hail China's contribution to Silk Road Fund

Cambodian scholars have voiced their support to Chinese President Xi Jinping for his announcement of China’s contribution of 40 billion U.S. dollars for the establishment of a Silk Road Fund, saying that such a fund is vital for developing countries. Chheang Vannarith, senior researcher of ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Much to discuss at upcoming regional forum, analysts say

Cambodia and other Southeast Asian countries are preparing for a major regional meeting, which will be held in Burma Aug. 10. Analysts say Cambodia should raise ongoing security issues that threaten regional economic integration at the Asean Regional Forum. The South China Sea issue continues to ...

Khoun Theara

Cambodian FM hails China's development

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on Wednesday praised China for its rapid development in all fields, particularly in the economic front. “China’s fast development, especially in the economic sector, is due to the right and wise leadership of the current Chinese government,” ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia denies backing Japan's plan to enhance military role

Cambodia vehemently denied that it has supported Japan‘s plan to enhance its military role, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday. “The spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation wishes to strongly reject the recent publications of Kyodo ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Interview: CICA summit in Shanghai vital to building regional peace, security, stability--Cambodian experts

he upcoming 4th Summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Shanghai, China is crucial to building trust, peace, security and stability in Asia, Cambodian experts said. “The conference is vital to building mutual confidence and closer partnerships among countries in ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Experts discuss legitimacy of Government without Opposition

Diplomats, legal experts and political analysts all met in a forum in Phnom Penh Tuesday to discuss the implications of last year’s election and the ongoing political deadlock. Some diplomats, like Dinesh Patnaik, India’s ambassador to Cambodia, questioned the legitimacy of a government the opposition refuses ...

Kong Sothanarith, Khoun Theara

Security sector working group to make policy recommendations

Members of the government, military and civil society met on Monday to form a working group to undertake security reform and reporting. The working group will have 26 members from a wide spectrum of government and nongovernment agencies to produce policy recommendations to Cambodia’s leaders. The formation ...

Khoun Theara

South China Sea Will Not Surface at Asean

Cambodia, in its role as Asean chair, has decided that the thorny issue of the South China Sea will not be on the agenda at next month’s Asean Summit in Phnom Penh, CPP lawmaker Cheam Yeap announced yesterday. “Cambodia is a neutral country, and based on ...

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