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    New Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Slams Western Criticism of Hun Sen Regime Over ‘Mi

    China’s top diplomat in Cambodia has dismissed criticism from Western governments over Prime Minister Hun Sen’s regime and its ties to Beijing, amid concerns over reversals of democracy following a general election widely seen as unfree and unfair and a wider crackdown on civil society.

    Wang Wentian, the newly appointed Chinese ambassador to Cambodia, met with Hun Sen on Friday at the Council of Ministers building in the capital Phnom Penh, after which the prime minister posted a message to his Facebook page saying Wang had pledged to “bolster relations for the sake of people” and referring to ties between the countries as “forged in steel.”

    The meeting followed one between Wang and Cambodia’s Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn on Dec. 25, during which the two pledged to further improve bilateral relations and the Chinese diplomat expressed Beijing’s “strong support” for Hun Sen’s government, according to a statement issued Thursday by Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Following the meeting between Wang and Prak Sokhonn, Cambodia’s Foreign Affairs spokesman Ket Sophann told local media that Wang had “slammed the West” for taking a harsh stance against Hun Sen’s government.

    “The ambassador said that ‘certain foreign countries’ have criticized Cambodia over minor issues,” he said.

    Wang specifically mentioned concerns raised by Washington with Phnom Penh last month following a Nov. 15 report by Hong Kong’s Asia Times online news portal, which cited unnamed diplomatic sources as saying that a 45,000 hectare (111,200-acre) Chinese naval base is being built in Cambodia’s Koh Kong province.

    Hun Sen later dismissed the report, saying such a move would violate the constitution, while Cambodia’s Ministry of National Defense called it “fake news” and part of a “foreign campaign to mislead the public and the international community with the intention of destroying the country’s independence and neutrality.”

    Chinese investment has poured into Cambodia in recent years and has caused some Cambodians to question what type of influence Beijing might have over their government. China and Cambodia have recently held joint military exercises and Beijing has pledged to help fund a modernization of the Southeast Asian nation’s military.

    If such a naval base were built on the Gulf of Thailand, it would allow China to significantly expand patrols on the South China Sea, which Beijing claims much of, while rival Taiwan and ASEAN countries Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam have their own stakes in the waters.

    Political analyst Kim Sok told RFA’s Khmer Service on Friday that a Chinese naval base in Cambodia “is no small issue” because it would directly affect the stability of the country by impacting international relations and triggering anti-Chinese nationalist protests domestically.

    Furthermore, he said, improved relations with China would do little to improve Cambodia’s international standing as it “plunges towards dictatorship” amid restrictions on the political opposition.

    “Communists have little regard for freedom,” he said.


    Western criticism

    The Asia Times report comes amid wider cooperation between Cambodia and China at a time when Western governments have criticized Hun Sen and his ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) over rollbacks on democracy in the lead up to and aftermath of a July 29 election in which the CPP effectively ran uncontested and won all 125 seats after a ban of the opposition party.

    The CPP overwhelmingly won the election following the Supreme Court’s November 2017 dissolution of the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and a five-year ban on the political activities of 118 of its senior officials for the party’s role in an alleged plot to topple the government.

    The lead up to the polls also saw Hun Sen implement a severe crackdown on nongovernmental organizations and the independent media, in what was seen as a bid to eliminate criticism of his leadership.

    The U.S. has since announced visa bans on individuals seen as limiting democracy in the country, as part of a series of measures aimed at pressuring Cambodia to reverse course, and the European Union, which was the second biggest trade partner of Cambodia in 2017, has said it will drop a preferential trade scheme for Cambodian exports based on the country’s election environment.

    Hun Sen has repeatedly stressed that his country does not need foreign governments to recognize the legitimacy of Cambodia’s elections, saying acceptance by Cambodians is sufficient.

    He has also said that he will continue to welcome aid from China, which is poised to overtake the U.S. as the world’s top foreign donor, and which is currently Cambodia’s largest international aid provider.

    China, which typically offers aid to countries without many of the prerequisites that the U.S. and EU place on donations, such as improvements to human rights, offered “sincere congratulations” to Hun Sen’s party for its showing in July’s polls.

    Trade volume between Cambodia and China was valued at U.S. $5.8 billion in 2017, up 22 percent from U.S. $4.76 billion dollars a year earlier, while China is currently Cambodia’s largest investor, and has poured U.S. $12.6 billion into the Southeast Asian nation from 1994 to 2017.

    Hun Sen also met Friday with Ngo Xuan Lich, the Minister of Defense for Cambodia’s one-party Communist neighbor Vietnam, which has similarly pledged its support for his regime.

    Following the meeting, Hun Sen posted a message on his Facebook page saying that Lich had congratulated him on his election victory and announced a donation of U.S. $10 million from Vietnam to construct a new building for Cambodia’s Ministry of Defense.


    Amendment approved

    Meanwhile, Cambodia’s Constitutional Council on Friday unanimously approved an amendment to the draft law on political parties, paving the way for the reinstatement of rights to the 118 CNRP officials banned from politics by last year’s Supreme Court decision.

    With CPP control of the country secured, Cambodia’s now one-party National Assembly recently submitted an amended version of a draft law on political parties for review to Hun Sen’s Constitutional Council, which approved it Friday and will forward it to King Norodom Sihamoni to sign into law.

    The king is widely expected to rubber stamp the legislation, which would permit the 118 officials to reenter politics, although it does not provide for the reestablishment of the CNRP. Hun Sen has said the political rights of the officials will only be reinstated if they had “shown respect for the Supreme Court’s ruling,” and provided they each make an individual request.

    The move is widely seen as part of a bid by Hun Sen to ease international pressure on his government in response to limiting democratic freedoms in the lead up to July’s election, in which the CPP won all 125 seats being contested. Critics have called it a “trap” aimed at fracturing the opposition.

    Speaking to RFA on Friday, acting CNRP president Sam Rainsy said the 118 opposition officials have no intention of requesting permission to return to politics because there was no legitimate basis for the dissolution of their party in the first place, adding that Hun Sen had orchestrated the Supreme Court’s ban last year.

    “We can’t recognize the court’s decision and we won’t ask for a pardon because we didn’t commit any crime,” said the opposition chief, who is living in self-imposed exile to avoid a string of politically motivated convictions.

    Sam Rainsy also reiterated a pledge to return to Cambodia to lead the opposition before March next year, despite threats of arrest from Hun Sen, but said he could not provide an exact date for his trip.

    CNRP deputy president Mu Sochua, who is also living in self-imposed exile, told RFA Friday that she intends to return to Cambodia in April and expects to be imprisoned upon her arrival.


    https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cam...018135116.html

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    Stoopid chinky. Does he think people aren't watching what has gone on?

    What a fuckwit.

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    I guess the Cambos have got bored waiting for the US to put right all the shit they caused with their War against the people of Vietnam fought in Cambodia, and support the KR and Pol Pot hoping they would be a counterweight against north Vietnam.

    One must remember that the US protected and stopped any prosecution of Pol Pot until 1997 when he was almost dead. Dead men don't tell tales.

    So like a batter woman, Cambodia have lurched away from the abusive monster the US straight into the arms of a Chinese pimps flashing their cash.

    Lots of stuff you can read about this Harry.... but you can't read so I guess you'll just keep peddling your MURIKA great and Chinkies Bad routine.
    Originally Posted by bsnub "No wonder I drive a tesla"

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Wang specifically mentioned concerns raised by Washington with Phnom Penh last month following a Nov. 15 report by Hong Kong’s Asia Times online news portal, which cited unnamed diplomatic sources as saying that a 45,000 hectare (111,200-acre) Chinese naval base is being built in Cambodia’s Koh Kong province.
    Yokosuka, Sasebo, Okinawa, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Philipines, Diego Garcia, etc., etc.

    Any concerns on those?



    America's Military Bases in the Asia-Pacific: Strategic Asset or Vulnerability?
    https://nationalinterest.org/feature...asset-or-10483

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    I guess the Cambos have got bored waiting for the US to put right all the shit they caused with their War against the people of Vietnam fought in Cambodia, and support the KR and Pol Pot hoping they would be a counterweight against north Vietnam.

    One must remember that the US protected and stopped any prosecution of Pol Pot until 1997 when he was almost dead. Dead men don't tell tales.

    So like a batter woman, Cambodia have lurched away from the abusive monster the US straight into the arms of a Chinese pimps flashing their cash.

    Lots of stuff you can read about this Harry.... but you can't read so I guess you'll just keep peddling your MURIKA great and Chinkies Bad routine.
    Go on then fucknuts, tell us how Hun Sen is massively popular and won a free and fair election.

    You fucking idiot.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SKkin View Post
    Yokosuka, Sasebo, Okinawa, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Philipines, Diego Garcia, etc., etc.

    Any concerns on those?



    America's Military Bases in the Asia-Pacific: Strategic Asset or Vulnerability?
    https://nationalinterest.org/feature...asset-or-10483
    No reason the chinkies can't have naval bases as long as they don't try and steal more islands they don't own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    I guess the Cambos have got bored waiting for the US to put right all the shit they caused with their War against the people of Vietnam fought in Cambodia, and support the KR and Pol Pot hoping they would be a counterweight against north Vietnam.

    One must remember that the US protected and stopped any prosecution of Pol Pot until 1997 when he was almost dead. Dead men don't tell tales.

    So like a batter woman, Cambodia have lurched away from the abusive monster the US straight into the arms of a Chinese pimps flashing their cash.

    Lots of stuff you can read about this Harry.... but you can't read so I guess you'll just keep peddling your MURIKA great and Chinkies Bad routine.

    There are tonnes of realistic documentation that the likes of Harry could easily absorb that make his consistence, outstanding, and illusional Eurocentric worldview appear minuscule and embarrassing in comparison.

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    Academic Chinese Admiral wants to sink some US aircraft carriers...



    They’re the pride of the US fleet: enormous 100,000 tonne, 333m long nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. But Beijing thinks they’re Washington’s achilles heel.

    Rear Admiral Lou Yuan has told an audience in Shenzhen that the ongoing disputes over the ownership of the East and South China Seas could be resolved by sinking two US super carriers.

    Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) reports Admiral Lou gave a wide-ranging speech on the state of Sino-US relations. The high-profile, hawkish military commentator reportedly declared the current trade spat was “definitely not simply friction over economics and trade,” but was instead a “prime strategic issue”.

    His speech, delivered on December 20 to the 2018 Military Industry List summit, declared that China’s new and highly capable anti-ship ballistic and cruise missiles were more than capable of hitting US carriers, despite them being at the centre of a ‘bubble’ of defensive escorts.

    “What the United States fears the most is taking casualties,” Admiral Lou declared.

    He said the loss of one super carrier would cost the US the lives of 5000 service men and women. Sinking two would double that toll.

    “We’ll see how frightened America is.”
    more at link:

    ‘Sink two aircraft carriers’: Chinese Admiral’s chilling recipe to dominate the South China Sea
    https://www.news.com.au/technology/i...e28e791aa26e0f

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Go on then fucknuts, tell us how Hun Sen is massively popular and won a free and fair election.
    I never said he did.

    Trouble reading again then dickhead?

    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    There are tonnes of realistic documentation that the likes of Harry could easily absorb that make his consistence, outstanding, and illusional Eurocentric worldview appear minuscule and embarrassing in comparison.
    No, he can not read. He gets all his "knowledge" from watching the TV news. See above. I make a point of one of the many reasons they are dropping the US like the cold pile of shit they are, and he respond with something completely unrelated and nonsensical.


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    Considering that America has previously had influence in Thailand, it will be interesting to see the Thai reaction to continued Chinese expansion into Cambodia.

    The Chinese are sneaky bastards....with all their plans, they always utilize the thin end of the wedge.

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    How unusual. One totalitarian regime standing up for another one, as they have for years with DPRK. I dont thing anyone not totally brainwashed would give it too much creedence.
    I'm sure this Chinese investment will be so beneficial..............to the chinese.

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...-penh-10846730

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    There are tonnes of realistic documentation that the likes of Harry could easily absorb that make his consistence, outstanding, and illusional Eurocentric worldview appear minuscule and embarrassing in comparison.
    And world guru Jeff expounds yet more tiny-dicked Asian wisdom from his parent's basement in Portland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    I never said he did.

    Trouble reading again then dickhead?
    Then you would know that it is not the "Cambos" handing their country to the Chinkies, but the dictator that controls them.

    Fuckwit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    I'm sure this Chinese investment will be so beneficial..............to the chinese.
    I wonder if those casinos in Cambodia are really Chinese owned? From your article:

    One of the newest casinos – with 30 tables and 560 staff, of which 95 per cent are locals – is Jin Bei Casino and Hotel, run by chief executive officer Benson Tan, formerly a director at Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands.
    From:
    Watchdog: Mob Ties at Chinese Casinos Owned by US Firms?
    https://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/watch...ry?id=15871379

    ABC News reported in January that Las Vegas Sands has for more than a year been under criminal investigation by the Department of Justice and the Securities Exchange Commission for alleged bribery of foreign officials, according to corporate documents. And in a civil law suit, a former company executive has alleged the casino has had "involvement with Chinese organized crime groups, known as Triads, connected to the junket business."

    The triads -- Chinese organized crime syndicates – have allegedly had ties to the outfits organizing high stakes gambling junkets for wealthy Chinese travelers.

    Also see: How casino magnate Sheldon Adelson became the only American Donald Trump answers to

    The Trump administration has advanced Adelson's ideological and financial interests, including his gambling empire
    https://www.salon.com/2018/10/10/tru...elson_partner/

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Then you would know that it is not the "Cambos" handing their country to the Chinkies, but the dictator that controls them.

    Fuckwit.
    Who said anything about this? Again, you can not read or comprehend anything it seems. Nothing it being "handed". it's being sold. Simple choice. Sold to the Chinese or robbed raped bombed utterly corrupted destroyed and turned into a massive drug and prossie factory by the US. Read it out loud and try to understand before replying numb nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Who said anything about this? Again, you can not read or comprehend anything it seems. Nothing it being "handed". it's being sold. Simple choice. Sold to the Chinese or robbed raped bombed utterly corrupted destroyed and turned into a massive drug and prossie factory by the US. Read it out loud and try to understand before replying numb nuts.
    Indeed.
    Twisted interpretations and apologists abound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    I'm sure this xxxxx investment will be so beneficial..............to the xxxxx.
    I suspect many could fill in the xxxxx's with alternate countries names just as easily. But let's choose China, just this once.

    But hey, isn't a return on an investment considered a "highly likely" outcome, in the "rule based/international normal" countries of this world?

    Or are they happy just to sell, for a 100% profit, their customers personal data? After all that's where the big money is.

    Digging holes in the ground and filling them with concrete is so yesterday, to some.
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Who said anything about this? Again, you can not read or comprehend anything it seems. Nothing it being "handed". it's being sold. Simple choice. Sold to the Chinese or robbed raped bombed utterly corrupted destroyed and turned into a massive drug and prossie factory by the US. Read it out loud and try to understand before replying numb nuts.
    It is being "sold" by Hun Sen. Unless you're one of these fucking idiots that swallows this "trickle down" shit.

    As for the casinos, if any of it has come from Macau, obviously there will be US involvement, but if you followed the news you'd know the Chinese are giving Macau a hard time (no surprise there).

    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2...-sihanoukville

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...aradise-macau/

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.e97d9c73b5a6

    https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/th...15-p4zlqg.html

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/featu...st-of-dystopia


    Only one man and his cronies are really benefiting from this handover of the nation to the chinkies.

    Pnomh Penh is the same; tower blocks going up everywhere, built with Chinese money and Chinese labour by Chinese companies for sale to the Chinese.

    They are simply taking over; everything is geared up to parasitically sucking resources from the host nation.

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    Damn Oriental Despots.

    A good Civilising Mission will set those barbarians straight.

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    Yet again the moron harry being shown to be unable to read or comprehend what he sees. The man is a fuckwit of the loooooowwwwest order.

    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Nothing it being "handed". it's being sold.

    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    It is being "sold" by Hun Sen
    Dick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    fucking idiots that swallows this "trickle down" shit
    Tell that to the millions of Chinese who have moved from dirt floors to condos in the past decades.

    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Pnomh Penh is the same; tower blocks going up everywhere, built with Chinese money and Chinese labour by Chinese companies for sale to the Chinese.
    Who will, as we the the foreigners in Thailand, continue to spend their monies in the country for year, after year, after year, to come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Unless you're one of these fucking idiots that swallows this "trickle down" shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Tell that to the millions of Chinese who have moved from dirt floors to condos in the past decades.



    Who will, as we the the foreigners in Thailand, continue to spend their monies in the country for year, after year, after year, to come.
    Yes. On Chinese shit from Chinese companies you dumb fuck. Probably using electricity from Chinese power stations paid for by the Cambodians. Maybe powered by that oil they are getting from Venezuela at the expense of the Venezuelans.

    Basically they are just extending their country into foreign territories by bribing or blackmailing their way in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Maybe powered by that oil they are getting from Venezuela at the expense of the Venezuelans.
    You're so dumb it's pitiful really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    You're so dumb it's pitiful really.
    I would have said that you've obviously given up trying to find anything useful to offer, but you did that a long time ago you blabbering moron.


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