The China-funded Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone in Cambodia. Photo: SCMP

US fines companies exporting goods via Cambodia to dodge Trump’s trade war tariffs on China

  • The companies were located in a Chinese-owned special economic zone in Cambodia, said a US embassy official
  • China is Cambodia’s biggest aid donor and investor, pouring in billions of dollars in development assistance and loans through the Belt and Road Initiative
Topic |   US-China trade war

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The China-funded Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone in Cambodia. Photo: SCMP
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The Greater Mekong Subregion is a 2.6 million sq km area that covers five Asean countries as well as China’s Guangxi region and Yunnan province. Photo: AFP

Too little, too late for US ‘recommitment’ to Mekong countries? China’s already there

  • As Beijing floods the Mekong with much-needed cash, the US finds itself pushing back against the tide to retain influence
  • But some nations in the region think the competition can work to their advantage
Topic |   United States

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The Greater Mekong Subregion is a 2.6 million sq km area that covers five Asean countries as well as China’s Guangxi region and Yunnan province. Photo: AFP
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