China’s largesse abets Cambodia’s clampdown

Prime Minister Hun Sen has leveraged Beijing's rich support to rout the political opposition and repudiate the US and EU, previously his government's biggest financial supporters

Phnom Penh, September 26, 2017 2:16 PM (UTC+8)
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) walks with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen during a meeting at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on October 13, 2016. Photo: AFP / Tang Chhin Sothy
Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) walks with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen during a meeting at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on October 13, 2016. Photo: AFP / Tang Chhin Sothy
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