We at Lift would first like to send out our thoughts and best wishes to the friends and family of those involved in the tragic scene at Koh Pich earlier this week.
In this week’s issue we once again look at the role of China in Cambodian politics and society, but this time we compare Cambodia’s relationships with the world’s most populated country to ties with America, the world’s richest country (page 4). It’s a topic that’s been in the news a lot lately, but we gave it a special Lift treatment by conducting out first-ever survey of 100 university students around the country, asking them how they felt about relations with the world’s two superpowers.
In a related column, senior writer Tharum Bun takes advantage of Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to the Kingdom to write about the untapped potential of Cambodian youth.
We also sent a reporter to Malaysia to cover a competition that we think you will find quite entertaining (page 8), and asked experts and students about women marrying men and moving abroad (page 10).