While wishing everyone the best for the Pchum Ben holiday - let's see what the Middle Kingdom has been up to in the Kingdom of Wonder as of late...
I have discussed broadly the impact that increased trade and investment has had on Cambodia’s development. One of the most concrete policy examples of this being the case is in Cambodia’s Special Economic Zones (SEZ).Read More
This week we kick things off with a link to an excellent piece by Elizabeth Economy, the foremost expert on Chinese environmental policy, on that very topic. We highly recommend her book on the issue, The River Runs Black.Read More
Cambodia has pushed for increased openness and regional integration in recent years, particularly within the borders of its ASEAN counterparts. For example: in 2012 Prime Minister Hun Sen called for increased integration by removing trade barriers and liberalizing frameworks so as to transform the region into a global market with free-flowing goods, services, investment, skilled labor and capital.Read More
The question on everyone's mind since the communal elections in Cambodia is, naturally, what's going to happen in the national elections next year?Read More
Quite a bit going on in local Sino-Cambodian relations this week, as befits the country's largest donor.
During the course of my research centered on the historical relationship between Cambodia and India, I came across a remarkable piece of authorship by Dr David Kenneth Basset (1931-1989), who reveals intriguing details of much less scrutinized features of the Company's inner-deliberations and operations pertaining to the East Indies.Read More