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Cambodia has no reason to host foreign military bases

There is no security need for Cambodia to have a foreign military base. Although sovereignty disputes and border tensions between Cambodia and its neighbors remain unresolved and sometimes violence occurs, Cambodia will never seek to use force or threaten to use force against its neighbours, ...

Chheang Vannarith
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50552864/cambodia-has-no-reason-to-host-foreign-military-bases/

Code of conduct for the Mekong

The sustainable development of water and related resources in the Mekong River Basin is at a crucial stage and as member countries of the Mekong River Commission meet this week in Siem Reap, Chheang Vannarith argues that a code of conduct is now vital to ...

Chheang Vannarith
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50298648/code-of-conduct-for-the-mekong/

PM refuses joint Asean stance

Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that Cambodia will not join other Asean nations in supporting an upcoming verdict from the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague in a suit filed by the Philippines about continuing issues with China over the South China Sea. ...

Cheang Sokha
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26341/pm-refuses-joint-asean-stance/

While TPP looms, RCEP sidelined

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) should also be given priority as the Kingdom eyes to join the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to promote economic growth, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region and the Pacific Rim countries. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26066/while-tpp-looms--rcep-sidelined/

US supports TPP bid

The United States yesterday threw its support behind Cambodia becoming a member of the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to promote economic growth, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region and the Pacific Rim countries. ...

Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/25980/us-supports-tpp-bid/

Cambodia preparing for the impacts of climate change, says official

Cambodia is beginning to coordinate efforts to respond to climate change, a government official said ahead of high-level talks in California at which the environment is set to be on the agenda. ...

http://www.voacambodia.com/content/cambodia-preparing-for-the-impacts-of-climate-change-says-official/3193231.html
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/cambodia-preparing-for-the-impacts-of-climate-change-says-official/3193231.html

Barriers remain for Southeast Asia’s economic integration plans

Efforts to integrate of Southeast Asia’s economies are beginning to bear fruit, experts say, although there is some way to go before the goal of turning the region into a single market and production base can be reached. ...

Ten Soksreinith
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/barriers-remain-for-southeast-asia-economic-integration-plans/3190571.html

Expert says Mekong pollution will harm ASEAN citizens

Professor of the University of Leeds, UK, Mr. Chheang Vannarith, said that ASEAN citizens, 60 million people directly affected by the conflict environmental Mekong River and ASEAN countries need to cooperate with each other to solve this problem so that the rich and poor gap ...

Sok Khemra
http://khmer.voanews.com/content/hello-voa-expert-says-mekong-pollution-will-harm-asean-citizens-cambodia/3177185.html

Culture of dialogue: down, but not out

As long as Prime Minister Hun Sen and Sam Rainsy control their political parties, the culture of dialogue adopted by them in April will endure, analysts predict. ...

T. Mohan and Ros Chanveasna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/14141/culture-of-dialogue--down--but-not-out/

Cambodia-China military cooperation: Beijing influence in Indochina usurps Washington's influence in Asia Pacific

Military cooperation this month between Cambodia and China suggests that leaders in Phnom Penh are now more likely to turn to Beijing for support in regional disputes rather than Washington, analysts say. Cooperation between Cambodia and China has reportedly strengthened amid Cambodia’s border dispute with ...

Michelle FlorCruz
http://www.ibtimes.com/cambodia-china-military-cooperation-beijing-influence-indochina-usurps-washingtons-2019842

Weak institutions hurting Cambodia’s growth, analyst says

Cambodia has undergone some reform to improve its institutions, but analysts say a lack of leadership is preventing deeper change. Strong political institutions are required for continued economic growth, but the capacity of Cambodia’s state institutions remains weak. ...

Ten Soksreinith
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/weak-institutions-hurting-cambodia-growth-analyst-says/2843134.html

Interview: Cambodian politicians, scholar hail CPC for leading China to peace, prosperity

Cambodian politicians and an academic have hailed the Communist Party of China (CPC) for leading China to peace, stability and prosperity as the party marks its 94th founding anniversary on Wednesday.​​ ...

Global Post News Staff
http://www.globalpost.com/article/6600911/2015/07/01/interview-cambodian-politicians-scholar-hail-cpc-leading-china-peace

Students in Cambodia want to learn English

The oldest public school in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, is in a small courtyard downtown. The Tuan Hoa school has a Chinese temple and Mandarin language classes for its 2,000 students. But in Phnom Penh, Chinese usage is still behind English. This is true although ...

Neou Vannarin and Colin Lovett
http://bit.ly/1BgdqOf

Cambodia lacks skills in face of Asean integration, expert says

Asean integration at the end of 2015 will give Cambodia opportunities, but it will also mean economic competition that the country must be ready for, an analyst says. ...

Sok Khemara
http://bit.ly/1MJqjW9

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
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-11/10/c_133778379.htm

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
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-07/01/c_133451532.htm

Foreign policy challenged by regional conflicts, expert says

ambodian leaders are facing a very uncertain Asean in recent weeks, with anti-Chinese protests in Vietnam pitting two of the country’s standards allies against each other and a Thai coup sealing the western borders and leaving a neighbor in the hands of military control. Both issues ...

Sok Khemara
http://www.voacambodia.com/content/foreign-policy-challenged-by-regional-conflicts-expert-says/1921175.html

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
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-05/20/c_133348417.htm

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