A satellite image of the suspiciously long runway at the airport in Koh Kong. Photo: Handout
It’s only natural that Beijing might show an interest in a tourism development that aims to lure big-spending Chinese tourists to the shores of Cambodia with the promise of casinos, golf courses and luxury resorts.
A new Chinese-built bridge, on the right, spans the Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh, running parallel to the bridge Japan helped construct in the 1960s. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)
HONG KONG/PHNOM PENH Just a few blocks from the Royal Palace, in the traditional heart of downtown Phnom Penh, sits one of Cambodia’s most renowned Chinese schools. Over the past century, the Tuan Hoa School has witnessed the many ups and downs of the capital. Today, it has front-row seats to an unprecedented boom.
Run by a local ethnic Chinese organization, the school is one of the largest Mandarin-speaking elementary and junior high schools outside China and Taiwan. It currently has more than 11,000 students, including those at its branch campus. Tiếp tục đọc “The ‘Chinazation’ of Cambodia”→
Khmer Đỏ tính toán rằng nếu Việt Nam tấn công lớn thì họ sẽ bỏ một vài vùng đất nhằm nhử cho quân VN vào sâu nội địa Campuchia rồi đánh du kích tiêu hao tiến tới diệt hoàn toàn sinh lực quân ta. Nhưng âm mưu ấy của chúng đã bị thất bại.