China dam claims should be studied, says rivers official

A new report that found China’s upstream dam management is responsible for dangerously low water levels and drought conditions along the Mekong River needs to be “studied”, according to a Cambodian National Mekong Commission official.

200 factories could suspend operations: Labor Ministry

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Two-hundred factories could suspend their production this month due to a lack of raw materials imported from China, a Labor Ministry spokesman said.

Hun Sen allocates $40M to buy Chinese arms

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced he would use $40 million this year to buy weapons from China to strengthen the capacity of Cambodia’s army. While presiding over a review of the construction of Morodok Techo Stadium Construction in Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar district on Monday, Hun Sen said the government would allocate $40 million to buy weapons from China, adding to a previous spend of $200 million as well as a further $90 million commitment in aid for arms promised by China this year.