Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People in 2019. Photo: Pool via AP
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People in 2019. Photo: Pool via AP
Cambodia

As US criticises, Cambodia veers closer to ‘ironclad brother’ China

  • Sanctions against Cambodian officials and warnings not to invest in the country are more likely to be met with intransigence than policy changes, observers say
  • In addition to pushing Phnom Penh further into ‘China’s corner’, the US also risks undermining Asean centrality during Cambodia’s year-long chairmanship

Topic |   Cambodia
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People in 2019. Photo: Pool via AP
Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People in 2019. Photo: Pool via AP
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