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    The Chinese influence in Cambodia

    Channel News Asia is currently screening a series on Communist China's latest form of imperialism, their "One Belt, One Road" initiative. Having read How to win friends and influence people the Chinese have decided it's better just to buy friendship instead or, as Richard Nixon is reported to have said when someone suggested a "hearts and minds" campaign to win over the Vietnamese, "When you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow". The episode I watched broadcast on Thursday was about Cambodia and Thailand. Having never been to Phnom Penh (I prefer Siem Reap; I feel quite at home among old ruins since that's my daily milieu here on SGT) I was very interested to see and hear of the very large Chinese impact on condo and other building in PP - quite the high-rise city in just the last few years. And Battambang - all those vulgar casinos, full of Chinese on package tours who make no contribution to the local economy. The programme asks the question "Who benefits?" Draw your own conclusions

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...-Belt-One-Road


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    Re: The Chinese influence in Cambodia

    Thanks! I don't see the episode on Cambodia though. The most recent episode posted up there appears to be focused on Nepal.

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    Re: The Chinese influence in Cambodia

    would u be happier if instead of the Chinese it was the British or Americans...or French...anyway it all used to belong to China ages ago...all same same...

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    Re: The Chinese influence in Cambodia

    The Chinese brings investment to Cambodia etc, whereas the falang countries brought war, oppression and American hegemonic interests. There is no turning back for China as the other Asian peoples are beginning to open up to Chinese investments and market.

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    Re: The Chinese influence in Cambodia

    Quote Originally Posted by dinagam View Post
    The Chinese brings investment to Cambodia etc, whereas the falang countries brought war, oppression and American hegemonic interests.
    The Khmer Rouge was one of the most brutal regimes of the twentieth century, and wiped out a quarter of that country's population. It is remembered with loathing by the people there. Who funded and armed it? None other than PRC.

    The CCP and their corporate cronies are also helping to prop up their current regime too, because Cambodia is currently useful to them. You can bet the Khmer are not grateful for that either.

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    Re: The Chinese influence in Cambodia

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    And Battambang - all those vulgar casinos, full of Chinese on package tours who make no contribution to the local economy.
    Casinos in Battambang? Do you mean Poipet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by christianpfc View Post
    ...Do you mean Poipet?
    "No I don't mean Poi, and don't call me 'Pet' "


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