China pledges support for Cambodia election after EU, U.S. withdraw

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China pledges support for Cambodia election after EU, U.S. withdraw

Post by Abc123 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:53 pm

For some reason I can't get it to copy, so you'll have to click on the link.

China pledges support for Cambodia election after EU, U.S. withdraw.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-cambo ... JO?rpc=401&

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Re: China pledges support for Cambodia election after EU, U.S. withdraw

Post by SmartAston Martin » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:09 pm

Is that some kind of joke?

A one party state, assisting CAMBODIA in elections, with its longest running, 26-year leader at the helm?

How do you say, "Just to make sure we don't lose ASEAN ..." in Mandarin?
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Re: China pledges support for Cambodia election after EU, U.S. withdraw

Post by phuketrichard » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:10 pm

dont understand why they are even bothering to hold them, no real opposition party, its already known who will win,
why not save the $$?

Now china has access to the sea via Laos
In a nation run by swine, all pigs are upward-mobile and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. HST
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Re: China pledges support for Cambodia election after EU, U.S. withdraw

Post by SmartAston Martin » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:16 pm

Do you mean from S. China by train to river to:

- South China Sea, or
- To train to (SHK) Gulf of Thailand?
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Re: China pledges support for Cambodia election after EU, U.S. withdraw

Post by Abc123 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:23 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:10 pm
dont understand why they are even bothering to hold them, no real opposition party, its already known who will win,
why not save the $$?
Interesting question. There is a recent book exactly about that very question. I can't remember the name of it off hand. I found this while trying, looks interesting.


The predicament of elections in war-torn societies

Abstract

Why do elections held in the shadow of civil wars sometimes generate more violence in already war-torn societies, while in other circumstances they do not? This article develops a conceptual framework based on three clusters of factors to analyse the conflict-generating aspects of elections in war-torn societies: the key actors in the electoral processes; the institutions of elections; and the stakes of the elections. Two types of war-related elections are distinguished: elections held during an ongoing civil war, and elections held in the post-war period when peace is to be implemented. While different in many respects, the two contexts share critical characteristics through their association with the legacy of warfare. Several important implications emerge from the analysis. First, relating to militant and violent actors, incentive structures need to be altered by addressing both the opportunities and means of violence. Second, to prevent inducements for violent behaviour, institutional arrangements – including electoral commissions – have to be crafted with consideration given to local conflict dynamics and the history of violent conflict. Finally, the stakes of elections in war-shattered societies can be reduced through, for instance, constitutional pact-making and the oversight of external actors in electoral processes.

Full article. Pay for view.
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1 ... ode=fdem20
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Re: China pledges support for Cambodia election after EU, U.S. withdraw

Post by frank lee bent » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:26 pm

can you checkmate in dominoes?
gf just back from her hometown SV
says the square and all the usual tourist restaurants are devoid of barang.
also- the little market stalls at psar leu have been largely purchased by chinese and selling lots of imported goods
lots of khmer business formerly relying on khmer and barang trade closed or closing
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Re: China pledges support for Cambodia election after EU, U.S. withdraw

Post by Anchor Moy » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:54 pm

Abc123 wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:53 pm
For some reason I can't get it to copy, so you'll have to click on the link.

China pledges support for Cambodia election after EU, U.S. withdraw.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-cambo ... JO?rpc=401&

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It's actually much more readable like that. :thumb:
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Re: China pledges support for Cambodia election after EU, U.S. withdraw

Post by Barang chgout » Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:15 pm

SmartAston Martin wrote:Do you mean from S. China by train to river to:

- South China Sea, or
- To train to (SHK) Gulf of Thailand?
^ This.

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Re: China pledges support for Cambodia election after EU, U.S. withdraw

Post by SmartAston Martin » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:33 pm

Uh, Yunnan-Laos-Cambodia-Gulf of Thailand (SHK).

Or, Yunnan-Laos-Cambodia-Saigon-South China Sea, if the Yuon aren't acting subversively.

How's the infrastructure in Laos?
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Re: China pledges support for Cambodia election after EU, U.S. withdraw

Post by frank lee bent » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:02 pm

unusually, i think all posters are of one mind regarding the implications of the infrastructure deals going down now, the timing and strategic ( mil transport infrastructure) elements are very obvious in intent.
barangs better have plan B
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