Women repatriated from China, Malaysia

Three Cambodian women were repatriated this weekend after being duped by brokers and sent to into inhumane circumstances abroad, including forced marriage and unpaid labour, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ...

Sen David

Rice trade rebounds with help from China

Cambodian rice exports saw a rebound in March, increasing to 75,867 tonnes and doubling February’s export numbers, on account of increased Chinese imports, which benefitted from the relaxing of import restrictions by the Chinese government, according to the Cambodia Rice Federation. ...

Chan Muyhong

Sesan dam gets new design

Cambodia’s largest hydropower project has been redesigned, leading to concerns from environmental groups, but a company official who confirmed the “design optimisation” over the weekend insisted that the Lower Sesan II dam will provide clean, safe energy and have few downstream impacts. Ren Zhonghua, deputy director ...

Daniel Pye and Khouth Sophak Chakrya

Nearly 50 abused brides repatriated last year

The number of Cambodian women caught in abusive marriages in China is increasing dramatically, according to rights groups, which last year helped repatriate nearly 50 brides who had been either trafficked abroad or lured by the promise of a better life. Local rights groups Adhoc and ...

Kuch Naren

Unauthorised drugs found in Siem Reap raid

Over 470,000 units of unauthorised or expired drugs were confiscated during a crackdown on unlicensed medical facilities in Siem Reap City this week, according to provincial police. The inspections of health facilities started on Friday with city economic police working with the provincial health department to ...

Thik Kaliyann

Three arrested for trafficking Cambodian brides to China

Municipal anti-human trafficking police arrested three suspects in the past two days for allegedly sending at least four Cambodian women to marry men in China over the past year. Municipal anti-human trafficking police chief Keo Thea said one of the four Cambodian women sent to China ...

Ben Sokhean

Gov’t requests Chinese funding for rice warehouses

In a bid to stock 1.2 million tonnes of rice paddy, Cambodia has sent a draft memorandum of understanding to China asking the country for a $300 million loan to build more than 10 warehouses nationwide. The draft MoU was prepared by the Ministry of Economy ...

Hor Kimsay

Five on trial for plan to traffic girls, women to China

The trial of two Chinese men and three Cambodian women on charges of human trafficking began in the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Monday after they were arrested in May for allegedly brokering marriages between Cambodian women and prospective grooms in China. ...

Hay Pisey

Trafficked bride back from China

Yet another Cambodian woman returned home from China yesterday after allegedly escaping her trafficker and the man she was forced to wed. ...

Sen David

Excavation worries

Twenty families living in Stung Treng province’s Thala Barivat district have recently filed complaints to authorities demanding compensation from a Chinese firm, which allegedly plans to excavate their farmlands in search of marble. The villagers from the Chamkar Leu commune sent a total of seven complaints ...

Sen David and Sarah Taguiam

Cambodian parliament chief satisfied with ties with China

Heng Samrin, president of the National Assembly of Cambodia, said Friday that he was pleased with the good relations between Cambodia and China, which he believes would benefit both countries. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

China signs deal with Cambodia to boost tourism

Wang Weimin, Chairman of the state-owned China International Travel Service Corp (CITS), signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on tourism strategic cooperation with Cambodian Tourism Minister Thong Khon. The deal was inked under the presence of Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Cabinet Minister Sok An. ...

Alvin Ybanez

Cambodia, China ink deal to set up agricultural promotion center

Cambodia and China on Tuesday signed an agreement to establish a Cambodia-China Agricultural Promotion Centre, aiming at helping Cambodia develop agriculture sustainably. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

As partnership with China grows, so too concerns

Cambodia has become increasingly reliant on China for aid. But critics warn that financial support from China is not well tracked and likely means the country has undue influence over the government, and that could mean more trouble down the road as Cambodia looks toward ...

Phorn Bopha

Senior CPC official meets Cambodian PM, party officials to further enhance ties

A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is visiting Cambodia to further promote ties and cooperation between the ruling parties of the two countries. ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia welcomes Chinese premier's pledge of over 3 bln USD aid to GMS countries

A senior official of the Cambodian government on Saturday welcomed Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s pledge of 3.09 billion U.S. dollars aid to the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) member countries, saying the offer is essential for socio-economic development and poverty reduction. The offer includes 1 billion ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Int'l conference on Cambodia-China ties held in Cambodia

The 4th International Conference on the Cambodia-China diplomatic relations during the lifetime of late Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk was held here on Wednesday, aiming to remember the achievements he had made in building Cambodia-China ties, officials said. The two-day forum, organized by the Confucius Institute at ...

Global Post News Staff

Two arrested for attempting to traffic a woman to China

Anti-human trafficking police on Monday arrested two men at the Phnom Penh International Airport as they attempted to traffic a woman to China to marry a man there, police said Tuesday. Chinese national Xu Xiandai, 30, and Cambodian Heng Seng, 53, were arrested at 7 a.m. ...

Hay Pisey

Cambodia vows to contribute to China's "One Belt, One Road" initiatives

Cambodia, along with other ASEAN members, will make joint efforts to create an upgraded China-ASEAN Free Trade Area and contribute to the building of the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, said a senior Cambodian official at the First ASEAN ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia's youth leader pledges closer ties with China

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s youngest son Hun Many, who is also the president of the Union of Youth Federation, on Friday vowed to encourage youths to continue maintaining and deepening relations between Cambodia and China for mutual benefits. ...

Global Post News Staff

Cambodian FM hails China's ties, cooperation with ASEAN, Cambodia

Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong has lauded China’s excellent ties and cooperation with ASEAN and Cambodia, saying that the close ties have brought peace, stability and development in the region. “China is the first country to establish with ASEAN in 2003 the ASEAN-China Strategic Partnership for ...

Global Times News Staff

Cambodia expects to receive half million Chinese tourists this year: PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday that his country is expected to greet about 500,000 Chinese tourists this year, an estimated increase of 8 percent year-on-year. Kong Sopheareak, director of the Tourism Ministry’s Statistics and Planning Department, said Sino-Cambodian excellent ties and Cambodia’s attractive ...

Global Post News Staff

UNESCO's General Conference president hails Cambodia for efforts to safeguard cultural heritage sites

The president of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Monday hailed Cambodia for its efforts to preserve and develop world heritage sites, a Cambodian spokesman said. Hao is visiting Cambodia to attend the official launching of the ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodia: Online sales spur China calls for more fruit

Chinese officials have called on Cambodia to increase fruit exports amid an expected rise in domestic demand for fresh produce fuelled by online sales. Feng Bo, deputy major of Ping Xiang city of Guangxi province, last week said fruit imports from ASEAN nations must increase from ...

FreshPlaza News Staff

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