Alex Lo
Alex Lo
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

My Take by Alex Lo

How US ‘debt-trap’ diplomacy backfired in Cambodia

  • Both sides could have settled on long-standing loans made to the corrupt regime of Lon Nol in the early 1970s. Instead, US intransigence pushed Phnom Penh further into the embrace of Beijing at a time of intensifying rivalry between the two superpowers

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