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Cambodia, Sri Lanka and the China debt trap

The influx of Chinese economic assistance into Sri Lanka and Cambodia has raised questions regarding the intentions behind these massive loans. A 2016 International Monetary Fund report showed that Cambodia’s external multilateral public debt is now at US$1.6 billion, while its bilateral public debt with ...

Veasna Var and Sovinda Po
http://www.atimes.com/article/cambodia-sri-lanka-china-debt-trap/

China provides 4 container scanners to Cambodia

The government of China on Monday delivered four units of container scanning machines to Cambodia for using at international border checkpoints. Speaking after the signing ceremony, Keat Chhon said the four container scanning machines, totally costing 13.8 million U.S. dollars, are China’s grant aid to ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-08/19/c_132643940.htm

Cambodia Delays US Military Aid

Cambodia postponed U.S.-backed military assistance programs immediately after the July 28 national election, officials of both countries confirmed Tuesday, in a move that analysts said reflects a strain in relations after years of strengthening military ties. The U.S. has in recent years expanded training and other ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-delays-us-military-assistance-39509/

Cambodia suspends military co-operation with US, other nations amid election standoff

ambodia has suspended international military co-operation programs with the United States and others following that country’s recent, disputed election, the State Department said Monday. The reason for Cambodia’s action was not immediately clear. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters that Cambodia’s Defence Ministry has postponed ...

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Cambodia+suspends+military+cooperation+with+other+nations/8779702/story.html

New Zealand governor-general in cambodia to build bilateral ties

The governor-general of New Zealand, Lieutenant General Jerry Mateparae, began a four-day visit to Cambodia on Thursday at the invitation of King Norodom Sihamoni to promote bilateral relations between the two countries. “The visit reflects the priority New Zealand attaches to its relations with the ...

Simon Henderson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/new-zealand-governor-general-in-cambodia-to-build-bilateral-ties-39050/

Phnom Penh’s Bus Service Delayed

The Japanese International Co­operation Agency (JICA) on Tuesday announced it hoped to have a public bus system in place in Phnom Penh sometime in 2014, despite earlier assurances it would be up and running this year. The Japanese government’s international aid arm also presented options to ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/phnom-penhs-bus-service-delayed-38546/

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Slams U.S. Threats Over Aid

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday criticized U.S. threats to cut aid to the impoverished Southeast Asian nation if its election wasn’t free and fair, and dared American lawmakers to follow through on their warning. His comments came after U.S. lawmakers started processes in the ...

http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-293500/

Congressional Hearing in US Pushes Cut to Cambodian Aid

At a congressional hearing in Washington on Tuesday that scathingly rebuked Prime Minister Hun Sen and his ruling CPP, a U.S. lawmaker called for legislation to cut American aid to Cambodia following the national election on July 28. Representative Steve Chabot, who chaired the House Subcom­mittee ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/congressional-hearing-in-us-pushes-cut-to-cambodian-aid-34389/

PM Hun Sen lavishes praise on China

In his first public speech following this week’s ASEAN summit, Prime Minister Hun Sen offered lavish praise for China’s financial largesse and congratulations for its newly appointed Communist Party heads. Speaking to thousands of villagers during a ceremony to inaugurate National Road 8 in Prey ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012112359905/National-news/pm-hun-sen-lavishes-praise-on-china.html

Education ushers women into workforce

Gender inequality in education is still palpable in Cambodia, causing women to be undervalued in the workplace and their potential to be untapped, the Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Women’s Affairs said during the celebration of the United Nations International Day of the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100859160/Business/education-to-empower-new-generation-of-women-leaders.html

NGO plans to build mini-city

An NGO’s plan to build an “entire city” for the victims of a forced eviction has been backed by the Phnom Penh municipal government, with preliminary construction already under way. The $2.2 to $2.5 million project, devised by the organisation People for Care and Learning, is expected ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100859152/National-news/ngo-plans-to-replace-slum-with-new-city.html

Upcoming Book Assesses Benefits and Limitations of Foreign Aid

A new book by a Cambodian-born author, due to be published this month, is set to bring the debate over Cambodia’s dependence on foreign aid into the spotlight. Since 1992, Cambodia has received more assistance for its development than almost any other country on the planet. ...

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