Aun Chhengpor

Aun Chhengpor is a Cambodian journalist based in Phnom Penh. He covers Cambodian politics and development, the Mekong subregion, and Southeast Asian affairs. A media practitioner by training, he also teaches and focuses on expanding his interests in media and information literacy.

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As US criticises, Cambodia veers closer to ‘ironclad brother’ China

With its sanctioning of Cambodian officials and warnings not to invest in the country, Washington’s increased pressure on Phnom Penh not only risks alienating it but undermining Asean centrality, say observers.

With its sanctioning of Cambodian officials and warnings not to invest in the country, Washington’s increased pressure on Phnom Penh not only risks alienating it but undermining Asean centrality, say observers.

6 Dec 2021 - 12:03PM
Cambodian officials accuse Washington of interference after denying US attaché full access to Ream Naval Base

Two US-built structures at Ream were razed last year, sparking concerns that China will benefit from upgrades to the base.

Two US-built structures at Ream were razed last year, sparking concerns that China will benefit from upgrades to the base.

14 Jun 2021 - 11:38PM
Why Cambodia’s royals need close China ties that are separate from Hun Sen’s government

The symbolic relationship with Beijing is strategic for the royals, as their future is uncertain given previous tension with the Cambodian government.

The symbolic relationship with Beijing is strategic for the royals, as their future is uncertain given previous tension with the Cambodian government.

29 Nov 2020 - 1:50PM
In Cambodia, China’s Wang Yi set to challenge US pressures

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi will meet Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen as part of a diplomatic drive in Southeast Asia amid the growing US-China rivalry.

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi will meet Cambodia’s PM Hun Sen as part of a diplomatic drive in Southeast Asia amid the growing US-China rivalry.

11 Oct 2020 - 9:03AM