More than 52,000 Chinese visited Cambodia between January and April 2008, a 28 percent increase over the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Tourism. Tourism minister Thong Khon said on July 21 that Cambodia hoped to benefit from larger numbers of Chinese traveling overseas. “By 2020 an estimated 100 million Chinese are expected to travel the world. If we can share in just five percent, we’ve got five million Chinese tourists,” he said. Tourism is one of the few viable industries in Cambodia, which expects to have three million foreign visitors by 2010.
Chinese tourist arrivals up 28%
- Negotiations on EBA being held
In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5
- Ministers to tackle sea pollutants
Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s
- Chinese police escort deported scam suspects
Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters
- Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?
Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release