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Cambodia detects first Wuhan virus case on Chinese national

Health Minister Mam Bun Heng yesterday announced the Kingdom has detected its first Novel Coronavirus infection in Preah Sihanouk province. He said in a press conference yesterday evening the infection was detected by the Pasteur Institute of Cambodia yesterday on 60-year-old Chinese national Jia Jianhua, ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50684361/kingdom-detects-first-wuhan-virus-case-on-chinese-national

Gambling ban driving Chinese nationals away

Tens of thousands of Chinese nationals are reportedly leaving the Kingdom following a government ban on online gambling intended to reduce the number of crimes committed by foreigners. On August 18, Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a directive banning all online and arcade gambling in the ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50641757/gambling-ban-driving-chinese-nationals-away/

Growing numbers of Chinese workers drive up housing costs in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville

A steady climb in the number of Chinese nationals moving to Cambodia’s Sihanoukville over the last two years has driven up housing costs in the southwestern coastal province, leaving many Cambodian workers struggling to make ends meet while property owners profit from the increase in ...

Richard Finney
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/housing-06182019160233.html

Tougher action needed against criminal foreigners, official says

A senior Interior Ministry official has urged police to take tough action against Chinese nationals committing crimes in the Kingdom. Speaking during a meeting with police officials yesterday, General Sok Phal, a secretary of state at the Ministry of Interior, said that immigration police had ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50533289/tougher-action-needed-against-criminal-foreigners-official-says/

Taskforce to fight Sihanoukville crimes

With the spike in crimes following a huge influx of Chinese nationals, Interior Minister Sar Kheng yesterday assigned four main units under the ministry to set up a support team to restore security in Preah Sihanouk province. ...

Taing Vida
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50533013/taskforce-to-fight-sihanoukville-crimes/

Hopes stay sunny for yearly tourist draw numbers

Foreign tourist arrivals to the Kingdom have gone up during the first nine months of this year, reaching roughly 3.9 million to represent a year-on-year increase of 11.5 percent, according to data released by the Ministry of Tourism yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/hopes-stay-sunny-yearly-tourist-draw-numbers

Over 30 Chinese nationals arrested in latest VoIP scam crackdown

Thirty-one Chinese nationals were arrested in three districts of Phnom Penh on Monday in the latest police crackdown on alleged fraudsters accused of operating a scam using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), according to a police report supplied by an immigration official. ...

Rachna Thim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/second2/30-chinese-nationals-arrested-latest-voip-scam-crackdown-132629/

Agro-processing SEZ moves closer to reality

A Chinese firm that plans to invest $2 billion into developing the Kingdom’s first special economic zone (SEZ) dedicated solely to agricultural processing and storage has signed on a new partner to help jumpstart the stalled project, a top agriculture official said yesterday. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/agro-processing-sez-moves-closer-reality

Proposed rice storage facility to boost capacity

A proposal for a massive warehouse and silo that has attracted two Chinese investors aims to fill the Kingdom’s conspicuous gap in paddy rice storage capacity, which still falls 60 percent short of the level needed for the country to achieve its goal of 1 ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/proposed-rice-storage-facility-boost-capacity

Building site arrests

A joint operation between government and city officials resulted in the arrests of 51 Chinese and 42 Vietnamese for illegally entering Cambodia and working without the correct permits. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/38902/building-site-arrests/

Angkor Wat sees tourism spike over Lunar New Year

The number of domestic and foreign tourists visiting Siem Reap’s ancient Angkor Wat temple and the Kingdom’s coastal areas increased sharply during this year’s three-day Lunar New Year. Data from the Siem Reap provincial tourism department show that 52,909 tourists visited Siem Reap during Lunar ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013021461364/Business/angkor-wat-sees-tourism-spike-over-lunar-new-year.html

Foreigners buying Phnom Penh condos

The number of foreigners who bought condos in Cambodia increased by between 30 and 40 per cent in 2012 compared with 2011, a recent study showed, while 997 condo units currently belong to foreigners. Nuon Rithy, general manager of the Bonna Realty Group, said that according ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013013061082/Real-Estate/foreigners-buying-phnom-penh-condos.html

Cambodia city port sees 16% surge in shipments in 9 months

Container traffic through Phnom Penh Autonomous Port, Cambodia’s second largest port, increased by 16 percent in the first nine months of this year thanks to increasing import and export activities in garments and construction materials, the port authority said on Wednesday In March last year, to ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2012-10/03/c_131886809.htm

Chinese language study surging in Cambodia

As China has risen to become the world’s second-largest economy and cemented close political and economic ties with the Kingdom, many people see advantages in speaking the language of their powerful northern benefactor.   From 1994 to 2011, data from the Council for the Development of Cambodia show ...

http://etmcambodia.com

Officials seek to boost trade ties with Cambodia

A group of Chinese trade officials from South China’s Shenzhen city has been visiting Cambodia to promote the bilateral trade and investment ties. The group was led by Zhang Jinsheng, director of Shenzhen WTO Affairs Office. Addressing a Shenzhen Economic and Trade Forum on Friday afternoon, Zhang ...

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2012-09/15/content_15760426.htm

China investment in energy 'crucial' to Cambodia

Cambodian Minister of Industry, Mines and Energy on Thursday hailed Chinese companies for hugely investing in the country’s energy sector, which is a key element to support the sustainable social and economic development. Suy Sem’s appreciation was made during a bilateral meeting with Wu Yin, ...

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2012-09/13/content_15756465.htm

Rock and a hard place

Sarorn Phi, 39, cautiously stops his moto 20 metres away from the large, signless boom gate blocking his path in Sesan district. He shuffles toward the security guard’s hut at the entrance to a sprawling Chinese rubber plantation and negotiates with the guard to enter ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012080857881/National-news/displaced-villagers-isolated-emaciated.html

National Bank of Cambodia looks at local yuan role

Bank of China is in negotiations with Cambodia’s central bank on the promotion of business transactions in Chinese yuan. The official talks reflect rapid trade growth between the two countries at a time when several commercial banks in Cambodia have launched yuan remittance and trade-settlement products. The ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012080657819/Business/national-bank-of-cambodia-looks-at-local-yuan-role.html

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