Cambodia Morning News For March 20

Cambodia Morning News For March 20

Cambodia morning news

Cambodia-China’s Hong Kong Trade Volume Reaches 1.2 Bln USD In 2017
Trade volume between Cambodia and China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) was valued at 1.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2017, an average increase of 3.1 percent a year since 2013, a HKSAR’s top economic official said Monday.
— UrduPoint

GMS Countries Sign New Deal, Boost Transport Connectivity
Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries reached an agreement last week on the implementation of the cross-border transport facilitation agreement (CBTA), which, starting June 1, will enable the issuance of regional road transport permits and temporary admission documents for commercial vehicles.
— B2B

Phnom Penh Post ‘facing closure’ after huge tax bill
Cambodia’s last bastion of independent daily news, The Phnom Penh Post, is facing closure after being hit with a huge tax bill, making it the latest casualty in a government crackdown on the media, sources close to the newspaper say.
— UCA News

Cambodian analysts say reform, opening-up give tremendous impetus for China’s success
The policy of reform and opening to the outside world adopted by China four decades ago has enabled the world’s most populous country to become an engine for global growth, said Cambodian officials and scholars.
— Xinhua

Path to Cambodia’s stability can only be ensured with fair elections
Prior to the July general election for the National Assembly, a lower house election, the administration of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is intensifying its crackdown on opposition parties.
— The Japan News

The state of political freedom in Cambodia
Currently, the beautiful and readily smiling people of Cambodia are enjoying peace, stability, and sustainable development based on the principles of liberal democracy and pluralism.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Chinese soldiers and tanks in Cambodia for anti-terror drill
200 PLA troops will join 280 members of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces for the Dragon Gold 2018 exercise, which will run till the end of March.
— Asia Times

Hun Sen says Montagnards don’t exist in Cambodia
Prime Minister Hun Sen once again attacked ex-opposition leader Sam Rainsy for pledging “autonomy” to Montagnards, claiming – seemingly incorrectly – the ethnic minority does not exist in Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

133-Story Twin Tower Begins to Construct
Tous Saphoeun, Deputy Secretary General of Board of Architects Cambodia and Director of Architects of Thai Bun Rong Company (TBRC) said on Monday that TBRC has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the forthcoming construction of “Thai Bun Rong Trade Center”.
— Fresh News

Kampot pepper hit by climate change
Farmers of Kampot pepper have had a rough planting season due to climate change, but the decrease in production is unlikely to seriously affect the market, according to the head of the Kampot Pepper Promotion Association (KPPA).
— The Phnom Penh Post

US Brushes Off Hun Sen’s ‘Absurd’ Claims of CIA Hit on Cambodian Analyst Kem Ley
U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia Willam Heidt has dismissed claims by Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen that Washington was behind the assassination in 2016 of prominent political analyst Kem Ley as “absurd” and “offensive,” and reiterated calls for an independent investigation into his death.
— Radio Free Asia

Business Insider: Royal University spins plans for silk centre
Despite Cambodia’s cultural and historical ties to silk production, the Kingdom now relies heavily on imports for the production of its finished silk products.
— The Phnom Penh Post


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