Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks across the table with Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Monday. Photo: Xinhua Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks across the table with Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Monday. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks across the table with Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Monday. Photo: Xinhua

China-Cambodia free trade deal highlights Beijing’s push for economic influence in Southeast Asia

  • Cambodia, which is among Asia’s poorest countries, has been an important ally to China in recent years, but trade volume between the two is relatively small
  • New trade pact between Beijing and Phnom Penh came together in less than a year without ‘much political interference’

Topic |   Asean
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks across the table with Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Monday. Photo: Xinhua Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks across the table with Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Monday. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks across the table with Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Monday. Photo: Xinhua
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