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China: Not a foe, but a friend

Publication date 24 April 2019 | 10:19 | ICT

Last Friday, the US Embassy in Cambodia posted on its Facebook page an opinion on Cambodia’s trade with both China and the US. In the post, the US claimed: “China is Cambodia’s largest trade partner, but this relationship is heavily



  • Brunei’s anti-gay laws counter stated aim to end AIDS epidemic

    Publication date 04 April 2019 | 10:33 | ICT

    On behalf of the International AIDS Society (IAS), we, the officers and Regional Representatives of Asia and the Pacific Islands of the IAS Governing Council, express our grave concern regarding the anti-gay laws in Brunei Darussalam.

  • Cooperation never so needed for future of Mekong River basin

    Publication date 03 April 2019 | 10:51 | ICT

    Today, we who live in the Mekong River basin face unprecedented risks and challenges. More extreme weather – floods, storms and droughts – are already changing the river basin we once knew.

  • The election challenges facing India’s Prime Minister Modi

    Publication date 02 April 2019 | 13:05 | ICT

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s challenge in the upcoming elections – starting on April 11 – lies in winning the perception war by persuading people to believe that he alone can safeguard the country’s interests and bring India to prosperity.

  • E-happiness is no substitute for the real thing

    Publication date 01 April 2019 | 10:42 | ICT

    Commerce, tax, labour – three institutions, three sources of frustration. How may we address this? The pursuit for a lasting institutional happiness may be a long shot and somehow we’re used to short-lived expectations.

  • Time for military to withdraw

    Publication date 29 March 2019 | 14:35 | ICT

    The furious horse-trading now underway following Sunday’s election leaves the military with a stark choice – join the scramble for power, or act like a professional army and butt out of the civilian democratic process.

  • Deepest concerns over EU withdrawal of EBA scheme

    Publication date 28 March 2019 | 12:31 | ICT

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  • Why is Bhutan ranked so low in the World Happiness Report?

    Publication date 27 March 2019 | 14:40 | ICT

    Andrea Illy of the Ernesto Illy Foundation, part of the million-dollar coffee giant sponsoring the event of the World Happiness Report (WHR) launch on last Wednesday at the UN in New York, assured the audience that happiness is sipping the perfect coffee recipe.

  • Ardern, and not Erdogan, must drive global agenda

    Publication date 26 March 2019 | 14:43 | ICT

    It is now 11 days since the horrific killing of 50 Muslim devotees by a supremacist Australian gunman in two Christchurch mosques kicked off a huge international storm.

  • Kingdom should be wary of EBA loss

    Publication date 25 March 2019 | 10:04 | ICT

    The EU in October last year announced it would begin a formal procedure to withdraw its Everything But Arms (EBA) trade preferences from Cambodia in response to the Kingdom’s perceived lack of commitment to improve its current human

  • A necessary evil

    Publication date 25 March 2019 | 08:27 | ICT

    The mention or even the thought of nuclear weapons sends jitters down the spines of almost everyone. The reaction is universally one of horror and rejection.