EuroCham Cambodia to EU: State your objectives

EuroCham Cambodia to EU: State your objectives

The European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (EuroCham) has again called on the European Commission to immediately “state its objectives” after the group threatened to strip Cambodia’s access to the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade pact. EuroCham’s request, made in a news release late Thursday, renewed its call for the European Commission to identify “the […]

Phnom Penh’s glut of empty condos and homeless urban poor

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Phnom Penh’s glut of empty condos and homeless urban poor

In January 2018 Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visited Cambodia and oversaw the signing of 19 new development deals. The deals were announced just a few weeks after Chinese firms pledged to invest an additional US$7 billion in Cambodia, including for a highway construction project that will connect the capital city of Phnom Penh with the […]

Thailand English-language News for May 2 (HD video)

In Thailand English-language News for May 2, 2018, Newsline presenter Cholaphansa Narula tells us about: 00:43 | The Cabinet has approved in principle the draft law on Forced Labor Prevention and Suppression as Thailand prepares to ratify the 2014 Protocol to the 1930 International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Forced Labor Convention in June. Meanwhile, at the same Cabinet meeting, […]

2017 Cambodia Commune Elections Receives Chinese Boost

2017 Cambodia Commune Elections Receives Chinese Boost

When Cambodians go to the polls for the 2017 Cambodia Commune elections they will be exercising their democratic rights with the assistance of the world’s largest communist country, China. In a further gesture of Beijing’s warm relations with Phnom Penh, China’s ambassador to Cambodia, Xiong Bo, has handed $11.7 million in goods to the Cambodia […]

Japan Gifts ‎¥800 billion Aid to Myanmar as Rohingya Villages Burn

At the same time as her army was being accused of raping, killing, and burning down the homes of ethnic Rohingya in Rakhine State, Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi was in Tokyo accepting a five year ¥800 billion (about US$7.73 billion) aid package from the Japanese government… 5 per cent of which is […]