Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in October 2016. Photo: Kyodo
Bradley J. Murg
Opinion

Opinion

Bradley J. Murg

How Cambodia’s online gambling ban sparked the Great Chinese Exodus of 2019 – and why Beijing is fine with it

  • Phnom Pehn’s online gambling crackdown has snared hundreds accused of scamming mainland Chinese, while offering Cambodia a chance to rid itself of an industry that has negatively affected some of its growing cities

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in October 2016. Photo: Kyodo
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Submerged cars, buses and motorbikes were abandoned throughout the city during heavy flooding in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, early last month. Photo: Mother Nature

Is Chinese money drowning Sihanoukville, Cambodia? Floods blamed on rapid pace of development

  • The coastal city has become a focal point for investment from China, but the pace of development has outpaced essential town planning
  • When floods caused extensive damage last month it raised safety concerns, and worries that things are only going to get worse
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Submerged cars, buses and motorbikes were abandoned throughout the city during heavy flooding in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, early last month. Photo: Mother Nature
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