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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, talks with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen as they sit to witness a signing ceremony for a free trade agreement at Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Chinese foreign minister begins SE Asian tour in Cambodia

Oct. 12, 2020 8:38 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — China and Cambodia signed a free trade agreement on Monday as China's foreign minister visited Phnom Penh as part of a four-nation Southeast Asian tour. China’s foreign ministry announced that Foreign Minister Wang Yi will make official visits this week to Cambodia,...

Flooding in Cambodia leaves at least 11 dead

Oct. 11, 2020 3:28 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Flooding in Cambodia has killed at least 11 people since the beginning of the month, a disaster official said Sunday. Seasonal rains were made worse by a tropical storm, which caused flash floods in several provinces last week, said Khun Sokha, a spokesman for the National...

Cambodian navy troop members stand on a navy boat at Ream Naval Base in Sihanoukville, southwestern of Phnom Penh, Cambodia on July 26, 2019. Cambodia's government on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, officially denied suggestions that its demolition of a U.S.-funded facility at one of its naval bases is a signal that China will be granted basing privileges there, saying the work only involves planned infrastructure improvements. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

US expresses concern over China link to Cambodian base

Oct. 7, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The United States expressed disappointment Wednesday that Cambodia is tearing down a U.S.-funded building used for a maritime security program, and voiced concern that the action may be linked to the possible use of a Cambodian naval base by China’s military. “Such...

Cambodian navy troop members walk at Ream Naval Base in Sihanoukville, southwestern of Phnom Penh, Cambodia on July 26, 2019. Cambodia's government on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, officially denied suggestions that its demolition of a U.S.-funded facility at one of its naval bases is a signal that China will be granted basing privileges there, saying the work only involves planned infrastructure improvements.(AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Cambodia denies new speculation about Chinese base plans

Oct. 6, 2020 2:00 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s government denied that its demolition of a U.S.-funded facility at one of its naval bases is a signal that China will be granted basing privileges there, saying the work only involves planned infrastructure improvements. The statement by the National Committee...

Cambodia, China, challenge US over sanctions on Chinese firm

Sep. 16, 2020 9:44 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia and China on Wednesday rejected U.S. allegations that a Chinese state-owned company was guilty of human rights abuses and corruption in its acquisition of land in Cambodia. The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control announced Tuesday that it...

FILE - In this July 29, 2020, file photo, Rong Chhun, president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, uses a megaphone during a protest near the prime minister's residence in Phnom Penh, The United Nations human rights office called Friday for Cambodia to release Rong Chhun and other detained human rights and environmental activists, saying at least two dozen have been arrested because of their work in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)

UN calls for release of human rights activists in Cambodia

Sep. 11, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A group of women in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, held a small but spirited protest Friday demanding the release of their detained husbands, as the United Nations human rights office joined two international rights groups in condemning a recent wave of arrests of dissidents and...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2016, file photo, Son Chhay, a lawmaker of the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, speaks to the media in front of Phnom Penh Municipal Court in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, after the court sentenced opposition senator Hong Sok Hour. The prominent former opposition politician in Cambodia had his ban on political activities lifted Thursdayj, Sept. 3, 2020, after the government approved his request for political rehabilitation. The action was made known with publication of a royal decree.(AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)

Senior Cambodian opposition figure allowed back in politics

Sep. 3, 2020 8:40 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A prominent former opposition politician in Cambodia had his ban on political activities lifted Thursday after the government approved his request for political rehabilitation. The action was made known with publication of a royal decree. Son Chhay had been a lawmaker with the...