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Race against time for Chinese approval of longan shipments

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Pailin Longan Association (PLA) are fast-tracking negotiations for market access to China in a race against time to reach a prompt and meaningful resolution to the plight facing longan growers before peak harvest season. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/race-against-time-chinese-approval-longan-shipments

Over 500 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals received Cambodian citizenship in last 12 months

According to a report in the Cambodia China Times, over 500 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals have become Cambodian citizens in the last 12 months – 83% of the total of foreign nationals to receive Cambodian citizenship. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50916750/at-least-500-chinese-and-taiwanese-nationals-received-cambodian-citizenship-in-last-12-months/

3 million doses of vaccine to arrive in Cambodia today

3 million doses of Sinovac vaccine will be touching down in Cambodia today. The vaccines were ordered by the Cambodian government from the Chinese company. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50914506/3-million-doses-of-vaccine-to-arrive-in-cambodia-today/

All 16.5 million ordered doses of vaccine from China to arrive this month

As the country continues to implement massive vaccination campaigns, the 16.5 million vaccines ordered from China will be arriving this month to fuel the endeavor. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50914560/all-16-5-million-ordered-doses-of-vaccine-from-china-to-arrive-this-month/

Appeal Court upholds convictions over Sihanoukville building collapse in which 28 died

Phnom Penh Appeal Court   yesterday upheld the convictions of four Chinese nationals and a Vietnamese man who were jailed from two to three years each last year in connection with the deadly collapse of a seven-storey building in Sihanoukville on June 23 2019. ...

Buth Reaksmey Kongkea
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50912604/appeal-court-upholds-convictions-over-sihanoukville-building-collapse/

International tourists plunge 91% in first six months: NBC

Cambodia welcomed 108,000 international tourists in the first half of 2021, down 90.8 per cent from 1.18 million in the same period of 2020, according to the central bank. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/international-tourists-plunge-91-first-six-months-nbc

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

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