Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping could soon be shaking hands on a free-trade deal. Photo: Kyodo

How the West could drive Cambodia further into China’s clutches

  • Hun Sen’s regime to discuss free-trade deal with China amid EU and US threats to end trade privileges over Cambodia’s human rights record
  • But there has been growing resentment in Cambodia over Chinese investment
Topic |   Asean

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping could soon be shaking hands on a free-trade deal. Photo: Kyodo
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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.