US-China Today: What China’s Belt And Road Initiative Means For Cambodia
Wed July, 2020, Age: 3 years
This article posted in US-China Today recounts the drawbacks of Cambodia’s wide-ranging acceptance of Chinese Belt and Road Initiative investments. Though the BRI funding has resulted in over a million more jobs for Cambodians, Phnom Penh is now over $4.2 billion in debt to China, and many of the benefits of the new economic growth has gone to the elites of the country, and the Chinese investors. Many of the infrastructure projects, such as the building of dams, have disrupted the agricultural and fishing industries.