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Cambodians protest at Chinese embassy in US

Cambodians protest at Chinese embassy in US

A few hundred members of the Cambodian diaspora in the US gathered in front of the Chinese consulate in Los Angeles on Sunday, to protest that government’s support for the newly-elected Cambodian government.

They warned of more rallies in front of other Chinese consulates and embassies worldwide, should the Chinese government continue to acknowledge the Hun Sen-led government and “interfere” in the Kingdom’s political affairs.

A US-based government critic, So Naro, said: “If the Chinese government continues supporting the result of the sham election, we [Cambodian diaspora] will gather in front of other Chinese embassies around the world to warn of the danger of Chinese politics.

Also present at the rally, former CNRP lawmaker Eng Chhai Eang said China had supported the Khmer Rouge regime in the past and now it is supporting what he claimed to be “the second Khmer Rouge”.

But Council of Ministers spokesperson Phay Siphan said that China will work with Cambodia and that the rally in California was participated by an insignificant number of people.

“The members of Cambodian diaspora in that state [California] are minorities. They have a lot of voices, but not enough to order China to follow them."

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