A Cambodian man looks at Chinese Lunar New Year lanterns at a shop in Phnom Penh. Photo: AFP A Cambodian man looks at Chinese Lunar New Year lanterns at a shop in Phnom Penh. Photo: AFP
A Cambodian man looks at Chinese Lunar New Year lanterns at a shop in Phnom Penh. Photo: AFP

‘They only go to Chinese shops’: why Cambodia’s influx of mainland tourists is causing tensions

  • More than 1.27 million Chinese tourists visited the country in the first eight months of 2018, a 72 per cent increase over the same period in 2017
  • But locals say Chinese-owned businesses are benefiting most from the surge

Topic |   Cambodia
A Cambodian man looks at Chinese Lunar New Year lanterns at a shop in Phnom Penh. Photo: AFP A Cambodian man looks at Chinese Lunar New Year lanterns at a shop in Phnom Penh. Photo: AFP
A Cambodian man looks at Chinese Lunar New Year lanterns at a shop in Phnom Penh. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE