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200 factories could suspend operations: Labor Ministry

Two-hundred factories could suspend their production this month due to a lack of raw materials imported from China, a Labor Ministry spokesman said. ...

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https://cambojanews.com/200-factories-could-suspend-operations-labor-ministry/

Kingdom receives $8 million for social development

The Foreign Affairs Ministry on Saturday reported Cambodia received approximately $8 million from the Mekong-Lanchang Cooperation’s special fund for 20 development projects. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50694324/kingdom-receives-8-million-for-social-development

Imports down over Covid-19

Shipments of goods between the Kingdom and China are declining amid the Covid-19 outbreak, according to local logistics experts. SHA Transport Express CEO Khut Saroeun told The Post that there has been a 10 per cent drop in import-export activity between the two economies. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/imports-down-over-covid-19

Cambodia, China closer to FTA signing deal

Cambodia and China say they are now planning to sign a free-trade deal some time later this year. The move came after the duo wrapped up their first-round negotiations, which were held last month in Beijing, China. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50691647/cambodia-china-closer-to-fta-signing-deal

Mekong nations and China to discuss COVID-19 response this week

The Mekong nations and China will focus on the COVID-19 issue during the 5th Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Laos this week.​ ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50691804/mekong-nations-and-china-to-discuss-covid-19-response-this-week

China will support Kingdom despite EBA withdrawal: Official

President Xi Jinping has reassured Prime Minister Hun Sen that China will continue to support the Kingdom’s economy despite a potential Everything-but-arms suspension by the European Commission this month. ...

Sun Mesa
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50688230/china-will-support-kingdom-despite-eba-withdrawal-official

Mekong levels to drop as China conducts equipment tests

The Mekong River Commission on Tuesday reported dam equipment tests in China will affect water levels in Cambodia, Thailand and Laos in the middle of this month. In a press release obtained yesterday, the MRC said the tests are being conducted in China’s Jinghong hydropower station ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50675730/mekong-levels-to-drop-as-china-conducts-equipment-tests

Mango exporters urged to set up hi-tech packaging plants

Ngin Chhay, the director-general of the General Directorate of Agriculture at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, on Thursday urged the private sector to set up more mango packaging plants that comply with South Korea and China’s hygiene and quality standards. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/mango-exporters-urged-set-hi-tech-packaging-plants

Rice exports to China still under last year’s quota: CRF

China has not yet purchased milled rice from Cambodia for the period 2019-2020, with the country still trying to fulfill its quota for the year 2018. Kao Thach, CEO of Rural Development Bank (RDB), told Khmer Times that Cofco – China’s largest food processor, manufacturer and trader ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664440/rice-exports-to-china-still-under-last-years-quota-crf/

China trade talks unrelated to EBA uncertainties, government says

A Commerce Ministry official said on Thursday that initiation of talks with China for a free trade agreement were not linked to a potential suspension of the ‘Everything But Arms’ trade scheme. The Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh announced last week that the two countries ...

Aun Chhengpor
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/china-trade-talks-unrelated-to-eba-uncertainties-government-says/5175305.html

China a market for fragrant rice

Cambodia is campaigning to boost its luxury fragrant rice exports to China, the world’s largest market, said Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) vice-president Chan Sokheang on Thursday. Sokheang told The Post on Thursday that the CRF plans to achieve the quota that China provided Cambodia – ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/china-market-fragrant-rice

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
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodian-king-supports-belt-and-road-initiative-chinese-media/4918977.html

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50600312/cambodia-to-benefit-substantially-from-chinas-bri-moodys/

Increased Chinese rice exports MoU to be signed at 2nd BRF

Prime Minister Hun Sen is set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on increased rice quotas with China at the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, according to a statement on Wednesday from the Ministry of Commerce. Minister of Commerce ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/increased-chinese-rice-exports-mou-be-signed-2nd-brf

Embassies repatriate 55 workers from three countries

Cambodian embassies have recently repatriated 55 Cambodian nationals who went to China, Malaysia and Vietnam to find work illegally or were duped into forced marriages. Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Ket Sophann yesterday said that the embassy in China repatriated two women who were duped into ...

Mom Kunthear
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50534019/embassies-repatriate-55-workers-from-three-countries/

Cambodia has boosted the “Belt and Road” to a new high

In August 2014, China Wind Global Investment Group Co., Ltd. officially landed in Cambodia and opened another new voyage of its “Belt and Road”. It is reported that “China Wind Global Investment Group” was established in August 2013 and was established after Chinese President Xi ...

Khmer Times
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50531942/cambodia-has-boosted-the-belt-and-road-to-a-new-high/

Friends with benefits

For a more than 25 years, the West has helped rebuild Cambodia as it recovered from the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime. The United States and Europe sent billions of dollars in aid to help transform Cambodia into a liberal democracy, an effort that has largely failed. ...

Neou Vannarin
https://projects.voanews.com/cambodia-election-2018/english/feature/chinese-influence.html

The Japan-China rivalry is playing out in Cambodia's election

Cambodia’s general election on July 29 has become a proxy theater for competition between China and Japan as the two vie for influence in the Southeast Asian state. ...

Nyshka Chandran
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/18/japan-and-china-compete-for-influence-incambodia.html

China, Cambodia celebrate 60 years of diplomatic ties

Thursday marks the 60th anniversary since China and Cambodia established diplomatic relations. After 60 years of friendship the two countries have set an example for neighboring countries in Southeast Asia on how to maintain fruitful and long-lasting diplomatic relations, Chinese observers said. ...

Shan Jie
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1111391.shtml

China tips the scales away from the US in push for Cambodian influence

During what is the 60th year of bilateral ties between the two countries, China has ramped-up aid to Cambodia, pledging millions in military funding, infrastructure projects and election support. ...

Edouard Morton and Kinling Lo
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2154701/china-tips-scales-away-us-push-cambodian-influence

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