Khmer Time

Challenges in tackling land issues in Cambodia

Challenges in tackling land issues in Cambodia

Cambodia is facing complex structural challenge to deal with land disputes. As the economy grows with high influx of capital investment ready to rip benefit from speculation and structural weaknesses of the land management system, tackling the land issues is becoming even more difficult.

Sim Vireak is Strategic Advisor to the Asian Vision Institute (AVI) based in Phnom Penh.

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).

Linking Digital Silk Road to Cambodian digital economy

Linking Digital Silk Road to Cambodian digital economy

The questions of what benefits China’s Digital Silk Road architecture will bring to Cambodia and what Cambodia needs to do to take full advantages of it are central to the understanding of the management and governance of a digital economy.

Dr Kimlong Chheng is director of the Centre for Governance Innovation and Democracy at the Phnom Penh-based Asian Vision Institute.