Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen before their meeting in Phnom Penh in October, when the two countries signed a free-trade agreement. Photo: AP Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen before their meeting in Phnom Penh in October, when the two countries signed a free-trade agreement. Photo: AP
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen before their meeting in Phnom Penh in October, when the two countries signed a free-trade agreement. Photo: AP
Cambodia

Cambodia’s aim in trade deals: keep the US and Japan close, but China closer

  • Phnom Penh is negotiating a raft of free-trade agreements, but the pacts are not expected to lessen its reliance on Beijing
  • Analysts say the agreements are intended to help Cambodia diversify its trade game and will not pull the country out of Beijing’s orbit

Topic |   Cambodia
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen before their meeting in Phnom Penh in October, when the two countries signed a free-trade agreement. Photo: AP Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen before their meeting in Phnom Penh in October, when the two countries signed a free-trade agreement. Photo: AP
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen before their meeting in Phnom Penh in October, when the two countries signed a free-trade agreement. Photo: AP
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