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China, Cambodia call for adopting Code of Conduct in S. China Sea at early date

China and Cambodia on Thursday jointly called on related parties to adopt at an early date the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea to make it a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation. ...

Lifang
http://xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/11/c_136888220.htm

Typhoon Tembin to bring heavy rain next week

All provinces, especially those along the border with Vietnam, will be affected by heavy rain when Typhoon Tembin hits next week. The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology announced that Tembin appeared in the Pacific Ocean yesterday and is currently in the Philippines. ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5097622/typhoon-tembin-bring-heavy-rain-next-week/

ASEAN talks South China Sea in Siem Reap

Chinese and ASEAN representatives are meeting in Siem Reap to begin hammering out a code of conduct for the highly contested South China Sea. ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/asean-talks-south-china-sea-siem-reap

Post-Obama, Hun Sen faces uncertain US policy

If it wasn’t already clear, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday let an audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos know how he really felt about former U.S. President Barack Obama and his administration’s “pivot” to Asia. ...

Colin Meyn
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/post-obama-hun-sen-faces-uncertain-us-policy-123860/

China promises additional aid after ASEAN skirts sea dispute

China promised Cambodia funds for a variety of projects during a meeting between Prime Minister Hun Sen and Chinese Prime Minister Li Kequiang during this week’s Asean Summit in Vientiane, a minister attached to Mr. Hun Sen told reporters on Thursday night. ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/china-promises-additional-aid-asean-skirts-sea-dispute-117783/

South China Sea likely to feature at ASEAN Summit in Laos

Prime Minister Hun Sen today leads a delegation of high-level officials to Laos for the start of the 29th ASEAN Summit. The event is considered of special import as it comes in the wake of a July international court ruling that determined the so-called “nine-dash line” ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/south-china-sea-likely-feature-asean-summit-laos

Foreign Minister, US ambassador discuss coming meets

Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhon on Tuesday met with US Ambassador William Heidt to discuss a pair of upcoming meetings of mutual interest: the ASEAN Summit and the East Asia Summit (EAS). The events will be held in Laos on September 3-8, and will ...

Cristina Maza
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/foreign-minister-us-ambassador-discuss-coming-meets

Don’t mention South China Sea, government tells Asean

The National Assembly will petition Asean officials to remove a reference to the South China Sea maritime dispute from an upcoming joint statement, officials confirmed on Tuesday, a move some analysts and diplomats say will again threaten regional cohesion. ...

Khuon Narim and Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/dont-mention-south-china-sea-government-tells-asean-117083/

China’s ambassador praises PM

Despite repeatedly claiming that China does not dictate Cambodia’s foreign policy, the government yesterday was lauded by Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Bu Jianguo, who said China’s leaders and millions of Chinese people thanked Prime Minister Hun Sen for backing Beijing on the South China Sea ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27984/china---s-ambassador-praises-pm/

Cambodia working to resolve South China Sea disputes: FM

 Cambodia’s foreign minister, Prak Sokhon, has said that the country is working behind the scenes to mediate disputes between its ally China and partners in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations over the South China Sea. ...

Hul Reaksmey
http://www.voacambodia.com/a/cambodia-working-to-resolve-south-china-sea-disputes-foreign-minister/3440442.html

Government slams ‘injustice’ of South China sea response

Cambodia has been treated unfairly by some ASEAN countries and members of the media, which have wrongly blamed the country for blocking a regional statement on a recent South China Sea verdict, Foreign Affairs Minister Prak Sokhonn said yesterday. ...

Khy Sovuthy and Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-slams-injustice-of-south-china-sea-response-116069/

FM: Cambodia ‘rescued’ ASEAN-China relationship

Foreign Minister Prak Sokhon defended Cambodia’s position on the South China Sea issue during a press conference at the Foreign Ministry yesterday, denying accusations that the Kingdom’s opposition to any joint Asean statement in support of the Philippines was tied to large loans and grants ...

Ven Rathavong
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27835/fm--cambodia----rescued----asean-china-relationship/

Cambodia says urged ASEAN to avoid words that would 'escalate tension'

Cambodia advised a grouping of South East Asian nations to avoid using words that “would escalate tension between China and the Philippines” in a weekend statement, the country’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday. ...

Clarence Fernandez and Simon Webb
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cambodia-asean-idUSKCN1071PD

China thanks Cambodia for efforts to water down ASEAN SCS statement

Hours before ASEAN foreign ministers released a long-negotiated, but ultimately watered down communiqué on the contentious South China Sea, China’s foreign minister singled out Cambodia for praise for holding out against a push for a stronger statement. ...

Ananth Baliga
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/china-thanks-cambodia-efforts-water-down-asean-scs-statement

ASEAN deadlocked on South China Sea, Cambodia blocks statement

Southeast Asian nations failed to agree on maritime disputes in the South China Sea on Sunday after Cambodia blocked any mention to an international court ruling against Beijing in their statement, diplomats said. ...

Manuel Mogato and Michael Martina
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-southchinasea-ruling-asean-idUSKCN1040GK

Prime minister knocks article on south China Sea Dispute

A local newspaper misrepresented a meeting between Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Japanese counterpart, Mr. Hun Sen said on Thursday, inviting Japanese Ambassador Kumamaru Yuji to clarify the accuracy of the offending article. ...

Kuch Naren and Ben Paviour
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/prime-minister-knocks-article-on-south-china-sea-dispute-115735/

China denies political conditions on aid to Cambodia

China says its financial assistance to Cambodia is in no way dependent on its diplomatic support, including in Beijing’s dispute with other Southeast Asian countries in the South China Sea.   ...

The Seattle Times staffs
http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/china-denies-political-conditions-on-aid-to-cambodia/

Asean needs bigger role: researcher

The July 12 arbitration decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague in favor of the Philippines’ maritime rights against China’s overarching claims in the South China Sea means Asean will need to play an active, diplomatic role in diffusing tension and maintaining ...

Safiya Charles
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/27486/asean-needs-bigger-role--researcher/

Kingdom reiterates stance on South China Sea

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday issued a statement reiterating government policy laid out expressly by Prime Minister Hun Sen in recent speeches, saying Cambodia will not support Tuesday’s expected arbitration decision at the Hague in the South China Sea territorial dispute between China ...

Vong Sokheng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kingdom-reiterates-stance-south-china-sea

Cambodia made the right decision in South China Sea dispute

No one would regard a small country such as Cambodia to be a protagonist in an international affair. However, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, and the weakest link Cambodia is now being criticised for breaking Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) ...

South China Morning Post Team
http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1985205/cambodia-made-right-decision-south-china-sea-dispute

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