Cambodians work on a high-rise building site in Sihanoukville. The city has been transformed by a construction boom driven by Chinese cash. Photo: AFP

Sihanoukville’s big gamble: the sleepy beach town in Cambodia that bet its future on Chinese money

  • Investment from China has brought huge change – and many casinos – to the former fishing village and backpacker favourite
  • But while the boom has created opportunities and drawn thousands of new arrivals, there are also serious problems
Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative

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Cambodians work on a high-rise building site in Sihanoukville. The city has been transformed by a construction boom driven by Chinese cash. Photo: AFP
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