More Chinese Takeover in Sihanoukville

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Re: More Chinese Takeover in Sihanoukville

Post by davegorman » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:29 pm

Wow. Wild West.

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Post by johnny lightning » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:49 pm

Proof that karma doesn't exist. If it did another vehicle would have sped by and taken the fuckers arm off!

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Post by Duncan » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:33 pm

johnny lightning wrote:
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Proof that karma doesn't exist. If it did another vehicle would have sped by and taken the fuckers arm off!

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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:20 am

Cambodian Prime Minister HE dismisses threat of Chinese colonisation
Leader defends ties with Beijing after former opposition chief claims that many Chinese arriving in the country have treated residents badly
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Updated: Friday, 1 Mar, 2019 9:49pm

Cambodian Prime Minister HE has defended his country’s close ties with Beijing, declaring that a surge of mainland visitors and investment does not put Cambodia at risk of becoming a kind of Chinese colony.

Chinese investors only wanted to do business and China’s foreign policy sought friendship, with no desire to occupy Cambodia, HE said on Friday at a groundbreaking ceremony for a Chinese-funded hospital in the eastern province of Tboung Khmum.

Chinese investors in Cambodia have attracted criticism in recent years as their influence in the country has grown. Cambodia has become increasingly reliant on Chinese aid and investment, and at the same time has become a close political ally of Beijing, supporting its positions in regional and international affairs.

China’s support has made HE less dependent on aid from Western nations, which criticise his authoritarian rule. The strain with the West was exacerbated last year when HE’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party won every National Assembly seat in an election widely denounced as neither free nor fair.

Chinese businesses have invested several billion US dollars in sectors such as tourism, real estate, agriculture, seaports and casinos. Several skyscrapers and other big property developments in the capital Phnom Penh and in the coastal provinces of Sihanoukville and Koh Kong have been financed and built by Chinese companies.

Some Cambodians bristle at stories of rude or arrogant Chinese visitors, including criminals who have used the country as a base for schemes such as internet fraud.

“I would like to assure the public and send this message to the world and the Cambodian people that I will not allow China to occupy Cambodia,” HE said to applause from an audience that included the Chinese ambassador.

He added that the Cambodian people definitely did not accept that their country was a colony of China but were happy with the friendship between the two nations.
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Post by frank lee bent » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:12 am

My GF says very few PRCs have returned from new year.
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Post by davegorman » Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:29 am

https://www.chinahighlights.com/travelg ... tation.htm
“The Chinese New Year Travel Rush, known as 'Spring Movement' (春运 Chunyun), usually begins 15 days ahead of Lunar New Year's Day and lasts for about 40 days (usually from mid-January to late February).”

https://www.travelchinaguide.com/china- ... l-rush.htm
“It usually begins 15 days ahead of the Chinese New Year and 25 days after, lasting for 40 days. The Chunyun 2019 lasts from January 21 to March 1”
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:34 pm

Cambodian government officials say to the pessismists - Sihanoukville is a "city of miracles", and it could be the next Las Vegas, or Singapore or Silicon Valley...

Cambodia to Journalists: Let Us Now Praise Sihanoukville
15 March 2019
PHNOM PENH — Singapore. Las Vegas. Silicon Valley. These are the models the Cambodian government says it is hoping to emulate in the coastal port city of Sihanoukville, now awash in Chinese investment.

Government spokesman Phay Siphan on Monday gave a nearly two-hour press conference to drill the message home to reporters from a pulpit at the Council of Ministers building, itself build with Chinese money.

Public discontent over massive Chinese investment and associated immigration to Sihanoukville is rising, as billions of dollars pour into the real estate market and casinos spring up seemingly overnight to cater to Chinese tourists.

“You know what?” Siphan said at the meeting on Monday. “It has only been eight months since my last visit [to Preah Sihanouk province] and I went there again and I got lost, it changed quite fast from my memory of the [city’s] old landscape.”
“I traveled around the city’s streets at night, it was just a picture of Las Vegas,” he added.

Sooner or later, Siphan says, the region will be transformed into a financial and tech hubs like Silicon Valley or Singapore, he insists, calling on the media to write “positive” articles about the “developmental phenomenon”.

Sihanoukville “is a city of development with a desire to be a modern city which I would call a city of miracles that we should be proud of as Khmer,” he said.
“I cannot imagine if [Sihanoukville] can be the next Silicon Valley in California as a tech hub, but I think it may be on the way to be one.”

Sihanoukville’s rapid transformation comes amid a global push back against China’s Belt and Road Initiative, with growing concern Beijing is practicing “debt-trap diplomacy”.

Chinese tourists made up one-third of the 6.2 million visitors to Cambodia last year. In Sihanoukville, some 90 percent of the permanent expatriate community are Chinese, according to officials.

Meas Ny, a political analyst in Cambodia, said large-scale Chinese investment came with benefits, but also put the country’s independence at risk.
“With most development projects run by Chinese, social dialogue usually does not happen. They don’t care to ask about local concerns until huge impacts take place—and they solve it later.”
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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:11 am

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Post by clutchcargo » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:00 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
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