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China tips the scales away from the US in push for Cambodian influence

During what is the 60th year of bilateral ties between the two countries, China has ramped-up aid to Cambodia, pledging millions in military funding, infrastructure projects and election support. ...

Edouard Morton and Kinling Lo
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2154701/china-tips-scales-away-us-push-cambodian-influence

Don’t punish us: employers

​The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia has called on international buyers to continue ordering clothes and textile products made in the country over fears the US and the EU could halt preferential treatment for Cambodian exports.​ ​ ...

Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5093735/dont-punish-us-employers/

Multiplying map requests from PM

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday wrote to three world leaders to request “cooperation” to secure copies of maps of Cambodia’s borders, which he said are held by the governments of France, the UK and the US. ...

Chhay Channyda
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/multiplying-map-requests-pm

U.S., S. Korean, Chinese, Japanese leaders to attend 21st ASEAN Summit in Cambodia

U.S. President Barack Obama, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda have already confirmed their participation in the 21st ASEAN Summit and related Summits here on Nov. 15-20, said Cambodia’s Foreign Minister Hor Namhong on Monday. ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-10/22/c_131922509.htm

US Says Army Truck in Crash Not a Donation

An American-made army truck that was allegedly used to smuggle illegal timber through SIem Reap province, and which crashed and killed a family of three on Friday, was not a U.S. government donation, the embassy confirmed yesterday. A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy said an inspection ...

U.S. to aid Cambodia in agriculture, food security, environment

The United States will sign up to provide 18.5 million U.S. dollars to Cambodia to support the country’s priorities in agriculture, food security, and climate change adaptation and mitigation, according to a media release from the U.S. Embassy here on Thursday. The agreement will be signed ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-09/20/c_131863234.htm

Officials deny arrest has links to new loans

The rumour mill has been in overdrive regarding the arrest of The Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg; however, various government officials yesterday shunned the conspiracy theories. Tom Abrahamsson, head of administrative and consular matters at the Swedish Embassy in Phnom Penh, refuted speculation that Svartholm ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090758558/National-news/officials-deny-arrest-has-links-to-new-loans.html

Ensure fairness, Kirk advises

Cambodia needs to ensure fair treatment of both domestic and foreign investors if it wants to attract more foreign investors, accordsing to US Trade Representative Ron Kirk. Kirk presented the idea during a press conference last week in Siem Reap durig the ASEAN-US Business Summit by ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090558496/Business/ensure-fairness-kirk-advises.html

US, Cambodia Agree to Explore Investment Pact

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced Friday that the U.S. and Cambodia have agreed to explore the creation of a bilateral investment treaty that would regulate the rules of foreign direct investment between the two countries, the U.S. Embassy said in a statement. According to the Embassy, such a treaty ...

ASEAN Post Ministerial Conference Focuses On Mutual Benefits

The ASEAN Post Ministerial Conference (PMC) 10 + 1 Session with 10 ASEAN’s Dialogue Partners, namely, Australia, Canada, China, the European Union (EU), India, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Federation, and the United States of America were held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 11 July 2012. They focused on cooperation ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Cambodian FM to visit US next week

Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Hor Namhong, Chair of 2012 ASEAN, will lead a delegation to pay an official visit to the United States of America on June 12 During the visit, Hor Namhong will have a bilateral talk with the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ...

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2012-06/08/content_15486707.htm

Interest up at Angkor Wat

Increased interest by Asian tourists has led to about 33 percent growth for Angkor Wat ticket sales so far this year, according to the Apsara Authority. Revenues during the first six months hit US$20 million, compared with about $15 million in the period last year, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011080450870/Business/interest-up-at-angkor-wat.html

Tycoon lands surprise

Mong Reththy, former advisor to Prime Minister Hun Sen has said that investors should use local residents on their land concessions rather than evicting them and hiring outsiders. According to a US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks Mr. Reththy is “Hun Sen’s Money Man” and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072850694/National-news/tycoon-lands-surprise.html

Cables From Bangkok, Phnom Penh Show Varying Analyses

According to diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks US officials in Bangkok believed that Prime Minister Hun Sen’s decision to name former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra as an economic adviser in 2009 backfired after it increased support of the opposition. The Premier at the time of ...

Garment growth led by EU and Asia

Garment exports for the first half of 2011 have increased as demand from Europe and Asia grows. The relaxation of duty-free exports to Europe has sped the growth according to the Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia. Exports are said to have increased by 32 percent ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2011072550615/Business/garment-growth-led-by-eu-and-asia.html

Thais Feared VN Support, Cable Shows

A US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks shows that Thailand feared Cambodia gaining military support from Vietnam over clashes between the two neighboring kingdoms about the disputed Preah Vihear temple. Thailand was also prepared to invoke a treaty with the USA that requires the US ...

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