Singapore Building Bridges Between ASEAN and China

The Khmer Times, 6 February 2018 Strategic competition between major powers, particularly between China and the US, is poised to heighten from this year onward. The geo-strategic balance of power is shifting. International issues and actors are getting more complex and multi-dimensional. Amidst such rising uncertainty and complexity, Singapore, similar to other Southeast Asian countries, … Continue reading Singapore Building Bridges Between ASEAN and China

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Cambodia and Japan Relations After 65 Years

The Khmer Times, 2 February 2018 This year marks the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Cambodia and Japan. Both countries plan to organise a series of events to commemorate their time-honoured friendship and partnership. Japan’s ambassador, Hidehisa Horinouchi, said in his popular 60 seconds Facebook post: “I sincerely hope that relations between Japanese and … Continue reading Cambodia and Japan Relations After 65 Years

Cambodia Reasserts a Neutral Foreign Policy

The Khmer Times, 24 January 2018 How can a small state like Cambodia navigate through the increasingly complex and uncertain geopolitical landscape in the Asia Pacific region? This question has occupied the centre stage of Cambodia’s foreign policy design for many years. Last week, Prime Minister Hun Sen reaffirmed Cambodia’s foreign policy principle of neutrality … Continue reading Cambodia Reasserts a Neutral Foreign Policy

Interview: 2nd LMC Summit

PHNOM PENH, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- The upcoming 2nd Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) Leaders' Meeting will be another milestone in deepening political trust, fostering practical cooperation, and promoting comprehensive regional connectivity, a Cambodian expert said. "The Five-Year Plan of Action of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (2018-2022) will be adopted. The Plan aims to further promote practical cooperation, … Continue reading Interview: 2nd LMC Summit

Cambodia, China 60 Years On

The Khmer Times, 2 January  2018 Cambodia and China commemorate their 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties this year amid rising domestic political uncertainties in Cambodia and fast-changing geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific. President Xi Jinping said last year that “both sides should take the commemoration of the 60th anniversary as an opportunity to promote bilateral relations … Continue reading Cambodia, China 60 Years On