As Chinese FDI grows, so does Cambodia’s dependency on China, say experts

The increase in Chinese investments has seen a similar rise in construction companies from China entering the country to build these infrastructure projects. Panha Chhorpoan

The Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh announced a sharp increase in foreign direct investment to the county, which observers say is a reward for Cambodia’s loyalty to its closest ally.

Chinese FDI shifting away from Cambodian manufacturing

Amid industry headwinds of possible trade sanctions and further rises in the minimum wage, investment from China appears to be shifting away from agriculture and manufacturing into tourism, construction and real estate, according to the World Bank and an industry association.