The Cambodia-China Friendship Bridge in Phnom Penh opened in 2015. Beijing has invested billions of dollars in the southeast Asian country in recent years. Photo: Xinhua

China pledges more investment in Cambodia, but is Phnom Penh selling itself short?

Observers consider what price the Southeast Asian nation might one day pay for Beijing’s support

Topic |   Cambodia

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The Cambodia-China Friendship Bridge in Phnom Penh opened in 2015. Beijing has invested billions of dollars in the southeast Asian country in recent years. Photo: Xinhua
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.

Sarah Zheng

Sarah Zheng

Sarah Zheng joined the Post as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from Tufts University with a degree in international relations and film and media studies. She reports on China's foreign policy.