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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

Exhibition to solidify military ties with China

Defence Minister Tea Banh and Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe yesterday launched an exhibition highlighting military cooperation between the countries on Koh Pich in Phnom Penh. ...

Khy Sovuthy
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50502682/exhibition-to-solidify-military-ties-with-china/

US-Cambodia standoff

In late January last year, China donated 100 tanks to Cambodia. And the militaries of the two countries just celebrated their 60th anniversary of Sino-Cambodia diplomatic relations by concluding their joint annual Golden Dragon military exercises on Thursday. ...

Sek Sophal
https://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1439187/us-cambodia-standoff

Cambodia and the West's common enemy: Tuberculosis

Estimates suggest that 0.38 percent of Cambodians have contracted TB, an alarming statistic for a country still recovering from decades of conflict. This rate shows an improvement from the early 2000s, when up to 1.5 percent of Cambodians had the disease. Even so, villagers who live far ...

Austin Bodetti
https://thediplomat.com/2018/01/cambodia-and-the-wests-common-enemy-tuberculosis/

China asked to buy more sugarcane from Cambodia

During a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen asked China to increase imports of Cambodian sugarcane. The officials met in Phnom Penh’s Peace Palace yesterday. ...

Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50101596/china-asked-buy-sugarcane-cambodia/

Trade with China on the upswing

Cambodia’s exports to China, the second largest economy in the world, rose sharply during the first 11 months of 2017, by as much as 18 percent compared with the same period in 2016, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Commerce. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/50100171/trade-china-upswing/

China order lifts rice imports for 2017

Cambodian rice exports in 2017 increased 17 percent by volume compared to the year before, with exporters pushing to fill orders under China’s expanded import quota while shipments to European markets remained steady, according to Agriculture Ministry figures. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/china-order-lifts-rice-imports-2017

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