Eyeing Mekong dams, China lavishes cash on ally Cambodia

Jan 12, 2018

Eyeing Mekong dams, China lavishes cash on ally Cambodia

Beijing has pledged billions of dollars to build new infrastructure in Cambodia, officials said Thursday, as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang ended a two-day charm offensive currying favor for its mega-dams across the Mekong. The storied waterway, which twists through parts of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia ...

As China dams Mekong, Southeast Asian villages lament

| Jan 8, 2018

As China dams Mekong, Southeast Asian villages lament

Cambodian fisherman Sles Hiet lives at the mercy of the Mekong: a massive river that feeds tens of millions but is under threat from the Chinese dams cementing Beijing's physical — and diplomatic — control over its Southeast Asian neighbors. The 32-year-old, whose ethnic Cham ...

/ Dec 28, 2017

Japan's Leopalace21 opens serviced apartments in Cambodia

Property firm Leopalace21 Corp. has opened a serviced apartment complex in Cambodia to cater to growing demand from foreign business executives and short-term travelers in one of Southeast Asia's fastest-growing economies. Leopalace21 says its 14-story Granferte Phnom Penh, located in the capital's upscale Tuol Kouk ...

/ Nov 3, 2017

Trump signals muted U.S. approach on human rights in Asia

Just days after the killing of a prominent Cambodian government critic last year during a crackdown by the country's longtime leader, President Barack Obama dispatched Washington's chief human rights envoy to Phnom Penh to attend the activist's funeral. In meetings with Cambodian authorities, then-Assistant Secretary ...