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Great China, small Cambodia and universal human rights

Great China, small Cambodia and universal human rights

Cambodia and China have had diplomatic, economic, cultural and other exchanges for a long time. Traces of their relationship date back to the third century. Most historians have learned about the ancient history of Cambodia through texts written by Chinese diplomats and traders. Relations between the two countries lost their vigor with the demise of the Khmer empire, from the

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Bangkok Post: Hun Sen must compromise

Bangkok Post: Hun Sen must compromise

As a result of his brutal political purge against the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and its senior members over the past few years, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has got what he wanted. His ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won a “fake”, uncontested election last year and he has prolonged his stay in power. But he has left

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Sam Rainsy: Why I have decided to return to Cambodia

Sam Rainsy: Why I have decided to return to Cambodia

On 7 September, Sam Rainsy, co-founder and acting president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, Honorary president of the Nonviolent Radical Party Transnational Transparty and Honorary Member of the Global Committee for the Rule of Law “Marco Pannella” issued the following statement from Paris, where he lives in self-imposed exile. Exile has long been part of my life; even though

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China’s Cambodian Invasion

China’s Cambodian Invasion

It has long been feared that Cambodia’s growing dependence on China – its largest aid donor, investor, and creditor – would lead to a Chinese military presence in the country. According to a recent Wall Street Journal report, those fears are now coming true. Like a gambler reliant on a loan shark, Cambodia has, in recent years, racked up massive,

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China’s grip on Cambodia creates double danger

China’s grip on Cambodia creates double danger

French version below In the name of the millions of Cambodians who support the position of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in favour of a free, democratic, neutral and pacific Cambodia, I firmly condemn the announcement by the illegal and dictatorial Prime Minister Hun Sen on Cambodia’s purchase of “tens of thousands of extra weapons” from China for $40

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EU must hold firm on plan to help restore democracy in Cambodia

EU must hold firm on plan to help restore democracy in Cambodia

The following statement is issued while a delegation from the European Union is visiting Cambodia this week, for the second time this year as part of the process of withdrawing duty-free access to EU markets under the EBA agreement. On behalf of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), I would like to express to the European Union – meaning the

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APHR: Stop Political Harassment of Cambodian Opposition

APHR: Stop Political Harassment of Cambodian Opposition

ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights urge the Cambodian government to stop targeting and attacking members of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and immediately investigate the death in detention of a former CNRP official. Since Sam Rainsy, the acting leader of the CNRP, announced his plans to return from exile to Cambodia in 2019, the government has intensified a

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