Nearly 100 officials and researchers attended a workshop on geopolitical trends and the emergence of the digital economy at the Senate’s Library Hall on Thursday.
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.
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.