Mekong and US to strengthen connectivity

Cambodia along with other Mekong nations will work together with the United States to strengthen connectivity, economic integration, good governance and narrowing the development gap in the sub-region. ...

Sar Socheath

PM meets new German, US and Japanese envoys

Prime Minister Hun Sen met with the new ambassadors of the US, Germany and Japan individually at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on Wednesday. He said the meetings touched on a broad range of issues, from trade to politics. In the afternoon, Hun Sen ...

Niem Chheng

U.S. urges Cambodia to remove restrictions against opposition leader

The United States urged Cambodia’s government on Tuesday to drop all charges against opposition leader Kem Sokha, who was released on bail but has been placed under house arrest. Kem Sokha was released from prison on Monday after spending more than a year in jail on ...

Prak Chan Thul

Friends with benefits

For a more than 25 years, the West has helped rebuild Cambodia as it recovered from the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime. The United States and Europe sent billions of dollars in aid to help transform Cambodia into a liberal democracy, an effort that has largely failed. ...

Neou Vannarin

Exports to US up 25 pct in Q1

Cambodian exports to the United States, the world’s largest economy, rose sharply during the first three months of the year following a marked increase in the shipments of travel goods after the US renewed its Generalized System of Preferences in March. ...

May Kunmakara

Ministry, US body sign MoU to increase exports

The Labour Minister said he expects buyers from America to increase their orders both in the textile and footwear industry after a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Monday between the Ministry of Labour and the American Center for International Labor Solidarity.   ...

Mom Kunthear

Foreign minister lashes out at US over Khmer Rouge ‘support’

Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn on Sunday criticised the United States government for allegedly failing to recognise Khmer Rouge-perpetrated genocide until recently, accusing the US of suppressing criticism of the Pol Pot regime. ...

Mech Dara and Ananth Baliga

China pledges more investment in Cambodia, but is Phnom Penh selling itself short?

Li’s visit comes at a time when Cambodia’s government, under Prime Minister Hun Sen, is facing rising pressure from the United States and the European Union over its human rights record. Both have threatened sanctions in response to a ruling by the nation’s top court ...

Laura Zhou and Sarah Zheng

China Believes Cambodia's Election Will Be Fair, Confirms Support

China believes a general election in Cambodia this year will be fair, a senior Chinese official said on Thursday, after the United States and the European Union withdrew support for the vote following the dissolution of the main opposition party. China is Cambodia’s biggest aid ...

Michael Martina and Robert Birsel

Government and US discuss repatriation of Cambodian inmates

Cambodia has asked the United States to delay the deportation of some of its citizens convicted of crimes in the US due to serious sicknesses and to wait until they get treatment. ...

Ven Rathavong

Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen challenges US to cut all aid to his country

The United States announced on Friday it was ending funding for the election, and promised more “concrete steps”, after the Supreme Court dissolved the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) at the request of the government, on the grounds it was plotting to seize power. ...

ABC News staff

Cambodia asks for GSP status

Representatives from trade unions and employers associations will put forward a request to the European Union and the United States to consider extending preferential treatment – also known as the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) – for a number of Cambodian products. ...

May Kunmakara

US to sanction 4 countries for refusing deportations

The Trump administration will impose visa sanctions on four countries that refuse to take back foreign nationals deemed to be in the US illegally, Department of Homeland Security spokesman Dave Lapan said Wednesday. The four countries — Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone, according to ...

Daivd Shortell

UXO uncovered in a Kandal pond

A 227-kilogram US-made Mk 82 bomb was unearthed on Wednesday as authorities were digging a pond in Kandal’s Kien Svay district. ...

Khout Sophak Chakrya

US businesses give Cambodia mixed marks

U.S. companies doing business in Cambodia are optimistic about the country’s overall investment environment, but remain dissatisfied with the supply of cheap and skilled labor, corruption, tax structure, and attitudes toward the U.S., according to a new survey. ...

Ben Paviour

US, Cambodia trade reaches $3 billion

The trade volume between Cambodia and the United States in 2016 reached about $3 billion, while nearly 240,000 American tourists visited the kingdom. Foreign Ministry spokesman Chum Sounry told reporters yesterday after a meeting between Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn and Mom Rady, a Democratic member ...

Sum Manet

US places conditions on aid to Cambodia

The United States has followed through on criticisms of the recent crackdown on the Cambodian opposition and civil society by linking its multimillion-dollar aid package for 2017 to improvements in human rights. ...

Sopheak Hoeun

Shipments of organic rice picking up steam

Cambodian rice millers and exporters are increasingly eyeing the export of organic rice to the European Union and the United States, after shipments of this niche product increased this year. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

PM reflects on civil war’s origin

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday appeared to take a veiled swipe at the United States, insinuating that they were responsible for the decades of bloody civil war that engulfed Cambodia.Speaking ahead of today’s 24th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords, which paved the way for ...

Meas Sokchea

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