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


The Global Challenges Ahead

The Khmer Times, 16 January 2018 More than 2,500 leaders from government, business, civil society, international organisations, academia, media and the arts will gather in Davos, Switzerland, this month to discuss global issues and share perspectives on how to create a shared future in a fractured world. The World Economic Forum (WEF) observes that the … Continue reading The Global Challenges Ahead

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

Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Summit: The Key Agenda

The Khmer Times, 11 January The second biannual Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Leaders’ Meeting has been taking place in Phnom Penh, with the participation of the leaders from six countries in the Mekong region – Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. The Prime Minister of China, Li Keqiang, Prime Minister of Laos, Thongloun Sisoulith, Vice President … Continue reading Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Summit: The Key Agenda

Cambodia in 2017: economically robust, politically troubled

The Khmer Times, 25 December 2017 Cambodia’s economy remained robust in 2017 with an estimated growth rate of 6.8 percent. It is forecast that in 2018, the growth rate will be 6.9 percent. There is an uptick in the construction, manufacturing sector, tourism and agriculture. The growth in the garment industry has slowed down slightly. … Continue reading Cambodia in 2017: economically robust, politically troubled

Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Summit

The Khmer Times, 18th December 2017 Cambodia is going to host the second Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) summit early next year to further strengthen regional cooperation and integration among the six Mekong countries – Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The LMC was initiated by China in 2015. The first bi-annual summit took place in … Continue reading Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Summit

Cambodia and China Reassert Strategic Ties

The Khmer Times, 5 December 2017 Amid mounting international pressure by the US and its allies, the Cambodian government has opted for deepening its strategic ties with China with the hope to resist potential diplomatic and economic sanctions. China, generally perceived as the main source of regime legitimisation for the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), … Continue reading Cambodia and China Reassert Strategic Ties