Cheunboran Chanborey

Japan in Cambodia’s Delicate Hedging Strategy

Japan in Cambodia’s Delicate Hedging Strategy

The failure of ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Phnom Penh in July 2012 has been constantly used to build the misleading narrative that Cambodia is China’s ‘de facto proxy’ in Southeast Asia and an ASEAN spoiler. Moreover, It is widely reported that Chinese largesse has irreversibly pushed Phnom Penh into Beijing’s orbit.

Cheunboran Chanborey is a Member of Board of Directors, Asian Vision Institute.

Cambodia embraces Belt and Road Initiative

Cambodia embraces Belt and Road Initiative

President Xi Jinping’s announcement of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in 2013 was widely welcomed by many Asian countries. Studies suggest that there is a significant need of infrastructure development across Asia, including Southeast Asia.

Cheunboran Chanborey is senior fellow and member of Board of Directors of the Asian Vision Institute (AVI).