Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has bragged that any economic gaps left from souring relations with Japan would be quickly filled by China. Photo: AFP

Japan plays China’s game in Cambodia. Hun Sen wins

As Phnom Penh cracks down on political opposition, Tokyo keeps quiet to retain its influence and not cede ground to Beijing. Meanwhile, strongman Hun Sen cynically plays off the two powers for his own benefit

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Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has bragged that any economic gaps left from souring relations with Japan would be quickly filled by China. Photo: AFP
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