China to hold military drills with SE Asian countries amid tensions in South China Sea

 China will hold a joint military exercise with five Southeast Asian countries this month, with experts saying on Sunday that the move is conducive to the safeguarding of regional peace and stability amid repeated provocations by the Philippines over Chinese islands and reefs in the ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia not a claimant state in South China Sea dispute

Cambodia is not a claimant state to the territorial dispute in the South China Sea and, as such, it can afford to have its own stance toward the issue. Stating this exclusively to Khmer Times during a recent interview, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said: “Cambodia has to ...

Khmer Times staff

Cambodia hedges its bets as sea tensions rise

As Ashton Carter toured Asia this week amid rising tensions over the South China Sea, Cambodia once again backed China’s position in the dispute, warning that recent remarks by the U.S. defense secretary were “provocative” and threatened the very peace the U.S. claims to be ...

Simon Henderson

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 ...

Philippines seeks closer ties with Cambodia

Philippines Vice President Jejomar Binay says Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen supports the signing of agreements between Manila and Phnom Penh in rice trading and in fighting transnational crime. Cambodian officials have also expressed interest in launching direct flights between Manila and Phnom Penh. ...

South China Sea surfaces

The Philippines thrust the South China Sea dispute to the forefront of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting yesterday, causing the topic to dominate discussions. Myanmar by-elections and North Korea also featured prominently on the eve of today’s ASEAN summit, overshadowing the foreign ministers’ planned focus on ...

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