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As Power Cuts Cripple Cambodia, Generator Sales Soar

Phnom Penh residents and businesses have complained for weeks about the worst power shortages in years, but one group has reaped the benefits: generator sellers.

140 Ex-Opposition Members Summoned by Courts: Rights Group

Dozens of former CNRP members have been summoned in recent weeks, as the CPP government continues to pressure the opposition.

Campaigning Under Way in Local Elections Without Challengers to Ruling Party

Cambodia’s National Election Committee says campaigns for the May 26 elections of city and provincial councillors were proceeding without irregularities.

US Shoe Industry Protests Possible Tariffs on Chinese Imports

More than 170 American shoe manufacturers and retailers, including such well-known athletic shoe brands as Nike, Under Armour and Adidas, urged President Donald Trump on Tuesday to exempt footwear from any further tariffs he imposes on imported goods from China.

Cambodia-China Journalist Association Launched to Promote ‘Positive News’

The initiative, supported by both governments, marks another step toward replacing Cambodia’s once free press with China’s model of information, media experts say.

Latest Deportation, Disappearances Rattle Thai Dissident Diaspora

Yammy and her friends sleep in shifts. They venture out of the house they share only every few days to stock up on food, and have stopped their live webcasts so as not to give away their location.

Interior Minister Lauds Police Crackdown on ‘Insurgents’

Minister of Interior Sar Kheng appeared to praise police operations during a crackdown on the main opposition party last year.

Germany to provide Cambodia $66M in loans, grants for infrastructure, poverty reduction

Following negotiations with Cambodian officials, Germany decided to approve a package of $34 million in loans and $32 million in grants.

Cambodian King Supports Belt and Road Initiative: Chinese Media

King Norodom Sihamoni told Chinese President Xi Jinping that Cambodia would further support his overseas investment strategy, which has been criticized by the U.S.

Cambodia, Nepal Discuss Direct Flights, Opening Embassies

Cambodia and Nepal are discussing joint steps to promote direct flights between the countries and to open the embassies in their capitals.

Cambodia, Nepal Leaders Encourage Trade Between Countries

Premier Hun Sen and visiting Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli encouraged businesses in their countries to explore mutual trade and investment opportunities.

Cambodia’s King Meets Chinese President During Birthday

The monarch is attending a Chinese government-organized conference while he turns 66 and met with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Young Singer-Songwriters Hope to Revitalize Cambodian Music Industry

These young artists were selected to come to America on the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Asean Liberals Call for End to Attacks on Cambodian Opposition

The statement from Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) came as Rhona Smith encouraged Cambodians to work towards changing the political culture in the country.

U.S.-China in War of Words to Win Cambodian Hearts and Minds

The embassies of the United States and China have recently exchanged jibes over what their aid and investment strategies in Cambodia have achieved. The sparring on social media platform Facebook went viral, sparking a debate among Cambodians over the superpowers’ influence in the country.

In Cambodia, Japan Digs in to Keep China’s Rise in Check

Cambodia is also seeking to boost the number of annual Japanese arrivals to 300,000 next year while Chinese tourists made up to one third of Cambodia’s 6.2 million foreign visitors last year.

Human Rights Watch Calls for Charges Against Opposition Officials to Be Dropped

Dozens of opposition supporters gathered outside the court on Wednesday during proceedings and without incident.

Khmer Krom in Thailand Call for UN to Speed Up Refugee Claim Cases

A UN refugee agency spokesperson in Thailand said careful consideration of the cases must be carried out as “not every asylum seeker is necessarily a refugee”.

Graphic Novel Reveals Trauma, Hardships of One Man’s Life as a Modern Slave

It has been about nine years since Prum Vannak was rescued by a human rights organization but he said his memory of his time at sea is a wound that will never heal.

Army Set to Reduced ‘Bloated’ List of Generals

Cambodia has one of the highest numbers of generals per capita in the world, with several thousand officers reportedly holding the rank.