Tag Archive: Cambodia

Greater Mekong Region – 139 new species found.

‘Dementor’ Wasps and Long-Fanged Bats! A paralysis-inducing wasp, a color-changing toad and a bat with eerily long teeth- What do all of these curious critters have in common? Sure, they all seem a… Continue reading

Talent, not capital!

A new report from the World Economic Forum underscores Cambodia’s poor performance in providing the education and training needed to guarantee future prosperity, though experts say the country is slowly improving. The recently published… Continue reading

Tsubasa Bridge – The new Cambodian attraction for locals.

The TSUBASA BRIDGE is drawing locals, travelers, tourists and vendors. Weeks after its inauguration, the new bridge over the Lower Mekong has become a tourist attraction, just to stand in the middle of… Continue reading

Khmer Rouge – 40 years since Phnom Penh’s fall.

Phnom Penh, April 12, 1975. Twelve U.S. helicopters took off that day from the Phnom Penh Pochentong Airfield, carrying a few hundred foreigners and Cambodians to safety, away from the invading Khmer Rouge troops. The… Continue reading

Laos – A landlocked or landlinked pivot in SEA?

Laos as China’s pivot state for mainland ASEAN. (I) Laos as China’s pivot state for mainland ASEAN (II) This tiny and impoverished Southeast Asian state is ever more becoming the geopolitical fulcrum for the… Continue reading

….. And what about Cambodia’s Growth in 2015?

Emerging markets in Asia and Africa will continue to lead global growth in 2015. Expectations are for the world to grow by 3.2% this year and a faster 3.7% in 2016. The U.S.… Continue reading

Cambodia: “Work faster or get out!”

Clothes retailers accused of labor abuses in Cambodia. Labor violations, union busting and corruption are common norm in Cambodia’s garment industry, according to a report released by Human Rights Watch. Workers in Cambodia’s… Continue reading

Kampot, Kratie and Battambang future UNESCO towns?

Le Cambodge demandera à l’UNESCO d’inscrire trois villes anciennes sur la “Liste du patrimoine mondial”. Ces trois villes provinciales sont la ville de Battambang, la ville de Kampot, et la ville de Kratié. “Nous… Continue reading

The Rights of Others in Cambodia.

Over the last few years, the Cambodian Government has granted land concessions to private national and international companies at an alarming rate for agriculture, mining, and infrastructure development. Most of these lands were… Continue reading

China offers billions to the Greater Mekong Region.

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang offered huge financial and technical support for infrastructure development projects in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS). The main proposals and projects: Five Chinese proposals on transport links, investment schemes,… Continue reading