Andrew Nachemson

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Chinese gang threatens chaos in Cambodian province as rift deepens between locals and new arrivals

The video was released soon after a Ministry of Interior report identifying Chinese nationals as the most criminally active foreigners in Cambodia.

15 May 2019 - 10:19AM

The video was released soon after a Ministry of Interior report identifying Chinese nationals as the most criminally active foreigners in Cambodia.

Chinese gang threatens chaos in Cambodian province as rift deepens between locals and new arrivals
Chinese investment in Cambodia is bringing Phnom Penh closer to Beijing – and further from the EU

The Southeast Asian nation signed at least nine deals with China last week on the sidelines of the second Belt and Road Forum, but some analysts say it is likely political obedience to China will include military access.

1 May 2019 - 11:06PM

The Southeast Asian nation signed at least nine deals with China last week on the sidelines of the second Belt and Road Forum, but some analysts say it is likely political obedience to China will include military access.

Chinese investment in Cambodia is bringing Phnom Penh closer to Beijing – and further from the EU
China’s relationship with Asean under scrutiny as Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi makes first visit to Cambodia

Her trip underlines the similarities between two nations isolated from the international community over human rights abuses – and which are seen as loyal to Beijing, a position hampering the Southeast Asian bloc’s effectiveness.

30 Apr 2019 - 9:42AM

Her trip underlines the similarities between two nations isolated from the international community over human rights abuses – and which are seen as loyal to Beijing, a position hampering the Southeast Asian bloc’s effectiveness.

China’s relationship with Asean under scrutiny as Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi makes first visit to Cambodia
Chinese tourists win, poor Cambodians lose with US$4 billion Hong Kong-backed casino in Phnom Penh

Tenants turfed out of Phnom Penh’s low-income housing block the White Building, were told it would be redeveloped to house Cambodians. Instead, NagaCorp is planning a development to attract high-rolling Chinese gamblers.

10 Apr 2019 - 7:51PM

Tenants turfed out of Phnom Penh’s low-income housing block the White Building, were told it would be redeveloped to house Cambodians. Instead, NagaCorp is planning a development to attract high-rolling Chinese gamblers.

Chinese tourists win, poor Cambodians lose with US$4 billion Hong Kong-backed casino in Phnom Penh
Is Cambodia’s Koh Kong project for Chinese tourists – or China’s military?

Cambodia’s deal with China’s Union Development Group to build a tourism hub looks too good to be true. Sceptics say it is – and that its suspiciously long airport runway and deep water port are really meant to serve a military purpose

5 Mar 2019 - 6:31PM

Cambodia’s deal with China’s Union Development Group to build a tourism hub looks too good to be true. Sceptics say it is – and that its suspiciously long airport runway and deep water port are really meant to serve a military purpose

Is Cambodia’s Koh Kong project for Chinese tourists – or China’s military?
Base instinct: how Chinese visit to Cambodia reignited rumour of navy port plan

Docking of warships revived speculation about implications of close military ties and whether Beijing wants to strengthen its hand in disputed waters.

13 Jan 2019 - 9:45PM

Docking of warships revived speculation about implications of close military ties and whether Beijing wants to strengthen its hand in disputed waters.

Base instinct: how Chinese visit to Cambodia reignited rumour of navy port plan
Cambodia’s election: against Hun Sen, only way to win is to not vote

With no independent observers, ‘monitors’ who intimidate voters and ballot-stuffing all on the table, the prime minister appears to be competing only with credibility itself – and he’s losing.

28 Jul 2018 - 5:11PM

With no independent observers, ‘monitors’ who intimidate voters and ballot-stuffing all on the table, the prime minister appears to be competing only with credibility itself – and he’s losing.

Cambodia’s election: against Hun Sen, only way to win is to not vote
A Mahathir-like figure, a car crash, and Cambodia’s ‘election’

Prince Norodom Ranariddh was a former leader returning to politics, but his severe injury in a head-on collision means Prime Minister Hun Sen is unable to give voters even the veneer of an honest election.

22 Jul 2018 - 1:08PM

Prince Norodom Ranariddh was a former leader returning to politics, but his severe injury in a head-on collision means Prime Minister Hun Sen is unable to give voters even the veneer of an honest election.

A Mahathir-like figure, a car crash, and Cambodia’s ‘election’
Cambodia’s dirty dozen: Hun Sen rules with army of usual suspects

The Cambodian prime minister appears to be taking a leaf out of the history books, solidifying his power by enmeshing his party with the armed forces.

1 Jul 2018 - 12:45PM

The Cambodian prime minister appears to be taking a leaf out of the history books, solidifying his power by enmeshing his party with the armed forces.

Cambodia’s dirty dozen: Hun Sen rules with army of usual suspects
Japan plays China’s game in Cambodia. Hun Sen wins

As Phnom Penh cracks down on political opposition, Tokyo keeps quiet to retain its influence and not cede ground to Beijing. Meanwhile, strongman Hun Sen cynically plays off the two powers for his own benefit.

9 Jun 2018 - 12:52PM

As Phnom Penh cracks down on political opposition, Tokyo keeps quiet to retain its influence and not cede ground to Beijing. Meanwhile, strongman Hun Sen cynically plays off the two powers for his own benefit.

Japan plays China’s game in Cambodia. Hun Sen wins