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On 2 February in Asian history

1989-02-02 Soviet leave Kabul

ON 2 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 2, 2018

1421: Ming Dynasty officially moved the capital to Beijing
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1174.html

1536: Birth of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a Sengoku period daimyo who unified Japan. He died on September 18, 1598
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyotomi_Hideyoshi

1580: Death of Bessho Nagaharu, Japanese daimyo, born in 1558
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Bessho_Nagaharu

1820: Death of Gia Long, Emperor of Vietnam since 1802, born on February 8, 1762
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia_Long

1848: First ship load of Chinese arrive in San Francisco

1861: St Théophane Vénard (one of Vietnamese Martyrs) is beheaded
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th%C3%A9ophane_V%C3%A9nard
http://www.voith-usa.com/SemPix/PixVenard/Venard_Theophane/index.html

1868: Pro-Imperial forces capture Osaka Castle from the Tokugawa shogunate and burned it to the ground
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Osaka_castle

1895: Birth of Chen Cheng-po, Taiwanese painter, killed on March 25, 1947
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Cheng-po
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Chen+Cheng-po&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=CZspT93_EMnZ0QH1-9XFAg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBQQ_AUoAQ&biw=1192&bih=543

Chen_Cheng_po

1899: The National Citizen’s Army is founded by the Malolos Republic
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/911/today-in-philippine-history-february-2-1899-the-national-citizens-army-was-founded-under-the-malolos-republic

1915: Birth of Khushwant Singh, Indian journalist and author who died on March 20, 2014
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/khushwant-singh.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khushwant_Singh

1916: Birth of Vietnamese poet Xuan Dieu who died on December 18, 1985
http://vietnamnews.vn/life-style/282097/vietnamese-king-of-love-poetry-xuan-dieu-seen-as-a-pioneer.html#qsBGXzjt3UAjTmIh.97
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu%C3%A2n_Di%E1%BB%87u

1917: Birth of Do Muoi, ex General Secretary of the Communist party of Vietnam (1991-1997)
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Nguyen_Van_Linh.aspx
http://everything.explained.today/Do_Muoi/

1933: Birth of Than Shwe, president of Myanmar State peace and Development Council since April 23, 1992 to March 30, 2011
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/profilesofasianleaders/p/ProfThanShwe.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Than_Shwe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6YPsycc6Lc

1934: Birth of Khalil Ullah Khan, Bangladeshi actor who died on December 7, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalil_Ullah_Khan

1937: Koki Hirota, Japanese Prime Minister since March 1936 is replaced by Senjuro Hayashi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dki_Hirota
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senj%C5%ABr%C5%8D_Hayashi

1942: The Philippine capital of Manila is captured by Japanese forces
http://corregidor.org/_morton/html/lm_04_05.htm

1942-01-02 Les Japonais entrent dans Manille

1946: Birth of Jang Sung-taek, North Korean politician, executed on December 12, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jang_Sung-taek
 Jang Sung-taek

1947: Birth of Yukio Hatoyama, Japanese politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukio_Hatoyama

1948: Signature of an Treaty of Amity between USA and India

1952: Birth of Park Geun-hye, South Korean politician, elected president on December 19, 2012, inpeached on March 10, 2017
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_Geun-hye
http://www.biography.com/people/park-geun-hye-21145475#south-koreas-first-female-presiden
http://graphics.straitstimes.com/STI/STIMEDIA/Interactives/2017/03/south-korea-scandal/park-geun-hye.html

1953: US President Eisenhower announces the withdrawal of US navy and the end of the neutralization of Taiwan

1957: President Iskander Mirza of Pakistan lays the foundation-stone of the Guddu barrage across river Indus neer Sukkur
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guddu_Barrage

1958: The Chinese Communist Party Central Committee launches the “Great Leap Forward ». 45 millions will die
http://www.ncas.rutgers.edu/mao-and-great-leap-forward
http://chineseposters.net/themes/great-leap-forward.php
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/opinion/16iht-eddikotter16.html

1958 Grand Bond

1963 : Birth of Arvind Gaur, Indian theatre director
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvind_Gaur
https://sites.google.com/site/asmitatheatre/Home/about-director

1966: Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir dispute as number one item for the proposed Indo-Pakistan ministerial talks after 1965 war
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-Pakistani_War_of_1965

1974: Khmer Rouges bomb Phnom-Penh, making 17 dead

1979: Birth of Shamita Shetty, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamita_Shetty

1980: Birth of Zhang Jingchu, Chinese actress
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/03/25/zhang-jingchu/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4Z73AIwaQ8

1984: Birth of Renn Kiriyama, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renn_Kiriyama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lh5WdsE8fg

1986: The Dalai Lama meets with Pope John Paul II in India
http://www.nytimes.com/1986/02/03/world/pope-meets-dalai-lama-and-cites-spirituality-of-east.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/8474137/Pope-John-Paul-II-in-pictures.html?image=17

1987: After the 1986 People Power Revolution the Philippines, the current constitution is adopted by 76,37% of the voters (in effect on February 11)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_Power_Revolution
http://www.lawphil.net/consti/cons1987.html

1989: The last Soviet armoured column leaves Kabul
http://www.nytimes.com/1989/02/04/world/huge-soviet-convoy-leaves-kabul.html

1989-02-02 Soviet leave Kabul

1997: Death of General Qin Jiwei, Chinese Minister of Defence (1988-1992), born in 1914 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-qin-jiwei-1279287.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qin_Jiwei

Qin Jiwei

2007: Death of Vijay Arora, Indian film and television actor, born on December 27, 1946
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vijay_Arora
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Yaadon_ki_Baraat_star_no_more/articleshow/1556188.cms

2009: A protester threws a shoe at Wen Jiabao during a speech at Cambridge University and called the Chinese prime minister a « dictator »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7865868.stm

2011: Death of Krishnaswamy Subrahmanyam, India’s greatest strategic affairs expert and the author of its nuclear doctrine
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/MB18Df01.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/2-february-2011-k.-subrahmanyam-strategic-affairs-expert-died

Krishnaswamy Subrahmanyam

2011: Indonesia files terrorism charges against Cleric Abu Bakar Bashir for coordinating and financing an armed training camp in the northern Sumatran province of Aceh
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/03/world/asia/03indo.html?_r=1&ref=asia

2013: Shinzō Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister vows to defend the Senkaku Islands « at all costs »
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/lVkdNZK6bMrg8CNZylNv1M/Japan-PM-vows-to-repel-provocations-amid-island-row.html

2016: Pope extends new olive branch to China in bid to mend ties
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/pope-extends-new-olive-branch-to-china-in-bid-to-mend-ties/article28510552/

2016: Pakistani short story writer, novelist, journalist and poet Intizar Husain passed away at 92
http://www.dawn.com/news/1236988/intizar-hussain-passes-away

 

Holidays and observances

Théophane Vénard (one of Vietnamese Martyrs)

Philippines: Constitution Day

 

Main news on Cambodia

2 FEBRUARY 2018

Cambodia criminalises criticism of king

Cambodia’s government on Friday approved the country’s first lese majeste law handing a five year sentence to anyone found guilty of insulting the king, a move rights groups fear will be used to target dissent
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2131761/cambodia-criminalises-criticism-king-lese-majeste-law
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/cambodia-criminalises-criticism-of-king

1 FEBRUARY 2018

Opposition leader Kem Sokha denied bail after rare Cambodia court appearance

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha was denied bail by the Appeal Court on Thursday (Feb 1), after being allowed to leave jail for the first time since being held in September
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/opposition-leader-kem-sokha-denied-bail-after-rare-cambodia-9916512
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2131622/jailed-cambodian-opposition-leader-kem-sokhas-bail-denied

14 JANUARY 2018

Sam Rainsy and exiled Cambodian opposition leaders set up new political movement

Foreign-based members of Cambodia’s dissolved opposition party have launched a movement to demand the release of its detained leader, call for free and fair elections and possibly start protests
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2018-01-14/sam-rainsy-and-exiled-cambodian-opposition-leaders-set-up-new-political-movement/1729068

12 JANUARY 2018

China pre-election aid for Hun Sen

Cambodia and China signed 19 aid and investment pacts yesterday, in the latest sign of their strengthening relationship as Cambodia turns further away from Western donors
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/section-news.php?id=191678&story_id=50004249&d_str=20180112&sid=3
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/analysis-cambodia-signing-chinese-billions-price

1 JANUARY 2018

Why the West was doomed to fail in Cambodia

Backed by China, Prime Minister Hun Sen has entered 2018 triumphant from his decades-long struggle with the West – and set the stage for his succession
http://sea-globe.com/where-next/

29 DECEMBER 2017

Cambodian court fines exiled former opposition leader US$1 million for defamation

A court in Cambodia on Friday ordered an exiled former opposition leader to pay US$1 million for defaming Prime Minister Hun Sen in a Facebook post
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2126133/cambodian-court-fines-exiled-former-opposition-leader-us1
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/168/62/61/1514537737179.html
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national-politics/rainsy-and-sokha-would-already-be-dead-pm

12 DECEMBER 2017

EU withdraws support for Cambodia election authority after opposition dissolved

The EU on Tuesday pulled support for Cambodia’s election authority, questioning the legitimacy of upcoming polls after the dissolution of the opposition transformed the kingdom into a virtual one-party state under strongman Hun Sen
http://www.france24.com/en/20171212-cambodia-european-union-eu-withdraws-support-election-authority-opposition-dissolved
http://www.dw.com/en/eu-cuts-off-funds-for-cambodia-election-after-opposition-party-dissolved/a-41751427

9 DECEMBER 2017

An interview with Mu Sochua

A long time human rights advocate and former Minister for Womens Affairs, she has now joined other CNRP figures in exile after being threatened with imprisonment. New Mandala editor Liam Gammon met with her for a brief interview about how the opposition is adapting to the crackdown
http://www.newmandala.org/interview-mu-sochua/

2 DECEMBER 2017

Cambodian PM pulls back on threat to shut rights group founded by rival

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has pulled back from a threat to close a human rights group founded by the detained Opposition Leader Kem Sokha, a pro-government website says
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2017-12-02/cambodian-pm-pulls-back-on-threat-to-shut-rights-group-founded-by-rival/1720800
http://en.freshnewsasia.com/index.php/6216-pm-hun-sen-allows-cchr-to-continue-its-function.html

16 NOVEMBER 2017

Cambodia opposition laments ‘death of democracy’ as party banned

Cambodia’s Supreme Court dissolved the country’s main opposition party on Thursday (Nov 16) and banned more than 100 of its politicians, in a ruling blasted by a rights groups as the « death » of the nation’s democracy
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/cambodia-opposition-laments-death-of-democracy-as-party-banned-9413022
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-42006828
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/death-democracy-cnrp-dissolved-supreme-court-ruling

31 OCTOBER 2017

Cambodian opposition chief Kem Sokha loses appeal for release

Cambodia’s Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down an appeal by opposition leader Kem Sokha to be freed from jail, upholding a Sept. 26 decision by an appeals court and leaving him to face trial on charges of conspiring with the U.S. to overthrow the ruling Cambodian People’s Party
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/release-10312017180728.html
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/court-upholds-sokha-detention-treason

20 OCTOBER 2017

Australia strengthens ties with Cambodia as Sweden ‘reconsiders engagement’

Australia will begin holding regular high-level talks with senior members of the Cambodian Government, despite other countries rethinking their engagement with the increasingly authoritarian kingdom
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2017-10-20/australia-strengthens-ties-with-cambodia-as-sweden-reconsiders-engagement/1710712

15 OCTOBER 2017

Cambodia’s political prince Norodom Ranariddh submits to strongman Hun Sen as opposition crumbles

With Cambodia’s opposition warning of the imminent death of its democracy, the historic rival who once beat Prime Minister Hun Sen in an election said there was no option but to work with the strongman
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2115422/cambodias-political-prince-norodom-ranariddh-submits

11 OCTOBER 2017

Cambodia’s Hun Sen calls for unity against ‘Great Power’ Interference

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen called on Wednesday for the Cambodian people to “stand up” against what he called meddling in the country’s internal affairs by the United States and other nations, urging citizens to unite in defense of Cambodia’s sovereignty
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/unity-10112017162840.html

6 OCTOBER 2017

Cambodian government files lawsuit to dissolve main opposition party

Cambodian government lawyers file a lawsuit to demand the dissolution of the main opposition party, in a move that would help Prime Minister Hun Sen extend his 32-year rule when the poor Southeast Asian nation votes next year
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2114260/cambodian-government-files-lawsuit-dissolve-main-opposition
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/10/cambodia-opposition-party/#i5XkHpbs0LvuRRi9.97

4 OCTOBER 2017

Cambodia opposition leader Mu Sochua flees government crackdown

Mu Sochua, the deputy leader of Cambodia’s main opposition party, has fled the country, fearing she would be arrested amid a government crackdown on the opposition
https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Policy-Politics/Cambodian-opposition-lawmaker-flees-calls-for-sanctions?page=1
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/cambodia-opposition-leader-flees-government-crackdown-171004154907403.html
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/half-of-cambodias-opposition-have-fled-country-in-crackdown

29 SEPTEMBER 2017

Cambodia mourns legendary architect Vann Molyvann

The most prolific figure in Cambodia’s New Khmer Architecture movement Vann Molyvann died at the age of 91 at home in Siem Reap province yesterday morning
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5083941/nation-mourns-legendary-architect-vann-molyvann/
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/visionary-architect-vann-molyvann-dies-90

15 SEPTEMBER 2017

Cambodia PM calls on US to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on the United States on Friday to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers in an escalating row over accusations that U.S. agents conspired with an opposition leader to plot treason
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/cambodia-pm-calls-on-us-to-withdraw-peace-corps-volunteers-9219602
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/breaking-hun-sen-suggests-us-embassy-pull-out-peace-corps-volunteers

12 SEPTEMBER 2017

Radio Free Asia closes Phnom Penh bureau amid crackdown by Hun Sen

Radio Free Asia has decided to close its nearly 20-year old bureau in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh amid a relentless crackdown by Prime Minister Hun Sen’s authoritarian regime on independent media ahead of critical polls next year, RFA President Libby Liu announced Tuesday
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/crackdown-raf-09122017084157.html
http://www.rfa.org/about/releases/statement-on-cambodia-09122017092506.html

3 SEPTEMBER 2017

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha, leader arrested for ‘treason’

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha was arrested early Sunday on an espionage charge, accused of conspiring with a foreign power to harm the country, according to a government statement
http://www.smh.com.au/world/cambodian-opposition-leader-kem-sokha-arrested-over-alleged-plot-with-us-20170902-gy9n71.html
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/developing-cnrp-leader-kem-sokha-arrested-treason
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5081076/cnrp-president-kem-sokha-arrested-claims-regime-change/

Cambodian government closes Cambodia Daily newspaper after tax row

One of Cambodia’s last independent newspapers, the Cambodia Daily, has announced it will close after the government ordered it to pay a huge tax bill
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41141473

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cambodia-daily-confirms-it-will-close-monday
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5081102/cambodia-daily-close/

23 AUGUST 2017

Cambodia signs deal to develop first offshore oil field

A Singaporean firm has signed an agreement to run Cambodia’s first-ever oil field. The impoverished Southeast Asian nation has long desired to strike oil, and it is now one step closer to making that a reality
http://www.dw.com/en/cambodia-signs-deal-to-develop-first-offshore-oil-field/a-40203848
http://en.freshnewsasia.com/index.php/5244-cambodia-to-produce-oil-in-2019.html

21 AUGUST 2017

UN: Cambodia ‘Approaching a Precipice’ Amid Threats, Fear

The U.N.’s human rights envoy to Cambodia condemned the government’s recent violent rhetoric, court action against politicians and attacks against NGOs that have ramped up ahead of a key national election next year, arguing that the country appeared to be “approaching a precipice.”
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/un-cambodia-approaching-a-precipice-amid-threats-fear-133853/

12 AUGUST 2017

Laos, Cambodia to pull back troops after PM meet

The leaders of Cambodia and Laos vowed on Saturday to recall troops from a disputed border area where tensions have been flaring for months, after the prime ministers held an emergency meeting
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2106566/laos-cambodia-withdraw-troops-disputed-border-area
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/55/188/11/1502522224623.html

11 AUGUST 2017

Cambodian PM accuses Laos of border violation, mobilising troops

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday (Aug 11) accused neighbouring Laos o sending troops into Cambodian territory in April and set an Aug 17 deadline for their departure, warning that he was mobilising soldiers to the border area
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/cambodian-pm-accuses-laos-of-border-violation-mobilising-troops-9114246
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5077785/hun-sen-threatens-evict-lao-troops/

10 AUGUST 2017

Cambodian court sends analyst to prison for defaming premier

A court in Cambodia has sentenced a political analyst to 18 months in prison on the basis of a criminal complaint by Prime Minister Hun Sen that he had defamed him in a radio interview
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CAMBODIA_DEFAMATION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-08-10-06-53-32
http://en.freshnewsasia.com/index.php/5145-kim-sok-sentenced-to-18-months-imprisonment.html

2 AUGUST 2017

 Cambodia Social Affairs Minister Demands Civil Servants Back Ruling Party

Cambodia’s social affairs minister has ordered all civil servants to support the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) in next year’s general election or resign, and threatened anyone who protests the ballot’s results with violence, prompting a rights group on Wednesday to demand that he be sacked
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/minister-08022017154849.html
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/minister-demands-loyalty-cpp-civil-servants-warns-protesters-they-will-be-hit-bamboo

27 JULY 2017

Taiwan protests against Cambodia sending Taiwanese fraud suspects to China

Taiwan has lodged a protest against Cambodia’s decision to send suspects in a telecoms fraud scheme, including seven Taiwanese nationals, to China for investigation, the self-ruled island’s foreign ministry said on Thursday
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/taiwan-protests-against-cambodia-sending-taiwanese-fraud-suspects-china

10 JULY 2017

Cambodia clamps down on opposition by barring parties with criminal connections

Cambodia’s National Assembly passed a bill on Monday barring political parties from having links with convicted criminals, a move aimed at keeping the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party from capitalising on its association with its popular former leader, Sam Rainsy
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2102025/cambodia-clamps-down-opposition-barring-parties-criminal
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/breaking-assembly-passes-party-law-changes-targeting-rainsy

9 JULY 2017

Still no justice’: Cambodians demand answers one year after death of activist Kem Ley

Thousands gathered on Sunday at the grave of a prominent Cambodian critic who was gunned down a year ago in a murder that sparked widespread anger and scepticism over the alleged killer’s motives
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2101895/still-no-justice-cambodians-demand-answers-one-year-after
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/isolated-and-estranged-kem-leys-family-struggles-after-murder-132235/

21 JUNE 2017

Cambodia’s Hun Sen warns opponents to ‘prepare coffins’ ahead of elections

Cambodia’s strongman premier on Wednesday told his critics and political opponents they faced elimination and should “prepare coffins”, an escalation in rhetoric even for a man known for bellicose speeches
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2099403/cambodias-hun-sen-warns-opponents-prepare-coffins-ahead

15 JUNE 2017

Former Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy exile order lifted

The Council of Ministers yesterday ended the ban on the return of former opposition leader Sam Rainsy, an apparent reaction to the latter’s comments the night before on a radio broadcast vowing to come back if the restrictions were dropped
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/06/cambodia-pm-hun-sen-lifts-ban/#CGmfz6fuo75vmGIk.97
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/rainsy-exile-order-lifted-ex-cnrp-leader-hints-his-return-dependent-pardon
http://en.freshnewsasia.com/index.php/4623-sam-rainsy-i-will-return-when-all-obstacles-are-cleared.html

9 JUNE 2017

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson charged with spying in Cambodia

An Australian filmmaker has been charged with spying in Cambodia, after he was photographed flying a drone over a political rally
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-09/australian-james-ricketson-charged-with-spying-in-cambodia/8606894?section=world
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/second2/australian-filmmaker-facing-10-years-national-security-charge-131222/

5 JUNE 2017

Cambodian opposition make gains in local elections

Cambodia’s embattled opposition made significant gains in this weekend’s local elections, early results showed Monday, a vote closely watched for signs of vulnerability in one of the world’s longest serving leaders
http://www.asiaone.com/asia/cambodian-opposition-make-gains-local-elections
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CAMBODIA_LOCAL_ELECTIONS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-06-05-10-17-12
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ruling-party-opposition-both-claim-commune-election-win-130972/

30 MAY 2017

Cambodia’s government is using its courts to silence human rights defenders and political activists, Amnesty International says today in a new report

Using its tight grip on the criminal justice system, the Cambodian government has brought a series of trumped-up charges against members of the political opposition, trade union activists, human rights activists, and political commentators, in an attempt to harass, intimidate and punish them
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/05/cambodian-courts-used-systematically-silence-dissent-report/#KuiXVQsABjJ5ol1B.97
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/05/cambodia-courts-of-injustice/
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-waging-systematic-campaign-silence-dissent-amnesty

16 MAY 2017

China and Cambodian PMs witness signing of 13 agreements

China signed 13 cooperation documents with Cambodia on Tuesday in areas such as infrastructure, finance, maritime research and tourism as the two countries moved forward to build the Belt and Road
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/119/113/206/1494993590515.html
http://en.freshnewsasia.com/index.php/4387-china-to-aid-230-million-for-cambodia-s-development.html

3 MAY 2017

Cambodia’s South China Sea dilemma between China and ASEAN

Cambodia is seen as strongly supporting China’s “core interests” on the South China Sea disputes. This resulted in ASEAN’s failure to produce a Joint Communiqué following its 45th Annual Ministerial Meeting in Phnom Penh in July 2012
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/425.html

27 APRIL 2017

Cambodia Court extends pre-trial detention of five rights defenders

A court in Cambodia on Thursday extended by six months the pre-trial detention of five human rights defenders already held for a year on bribery charges in a ruling one detainee described as “nothing new” from a judiciary he said lacks independence from the country’s government
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/extension-04272017182421.html

14 APRIL 2017

Cambodia slams critics, accuses US of plotting regime change

Cambodia’s Foreign Ministry has issued an unusual defence of some of the government’s recent actions accusing Western governments, NGOs and journalists of secretly plotting and conspiring to bring about the regime’s downfall
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/04/cambodia-slams-critics-accuses-us-regime-change-plot/#GTzO4BoIyII0L8Oa.97

4 APRIL 2017

U.S. navy aid unit told to leave Cambodia

Amid a widening gulf in U.S.-Cambodia relations, the U.S. Embassy said on Monday that a Navy unit specializing in humanitarian work had been forced to leave the country, imperiling hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of community projects, including the construction of maternity wards and school bathrooms
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/us-naval-aid-unit-pushed-out-embassy-says-127486/
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/news/252674968/us-navy-aid-unit-told-to-abandon-cambodia

3 APRIL 2017

Cambodia’s defense policy: challenges and the way ahead

According to the Australian Defense Force’s Defense Economic Trends 2016 report, the country’s military expenditure increased yearly from just USD 100 million in 2008 to about USD 400 million in 2015.1 Defense spending continued to rise to USD 383 million in 2016 and USD 455 million in 2017
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Blog/single/id/389.html

31 MARCH 2017

Cambodia’s Defense Policy: The Defense Reform Program

This paper evaluate the RCAF’s defense policy and strategy and its role in the achievement of Cambodia’s national strategic objectives. The paper first traces the RCAF’s evolution from independence to the modern era. It then discusses Cambodia’s national security challenges
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/388.html

28 MARCH 2017

Cambodia, US duel over Vietnam War debt

Washington’s demand that Phnom Penh repay a four-decade-old US$500 million loan will likely push the post-conflict country even closer to China
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/content/analysis-cambodia-us-duel-over-vietnam-war-debt

15 MARCH 2017

Cambodia’s Deputy PM Sok An dies aged 66

Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister Sok An, a close ally of Prime Minister Hun Sen for decades, has died at the age of 66, a government spokesman said
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-16/cambodia-deputy-pm-sok-an-dies-aged-66/8358426?section=world
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/sok-an-top-aide-to-cambodian-leader-hun-sen-dies-at-66/2017/03/15/fc5abf80-0994-11e7-a15f-a58d4a988474_story.html?utm_term=.626dd9f8c485
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/deputy-pm-sok-dies-66

2 MARCH 2017

Cambodian opposition party makes Kem Sokha new leader

Opposition leader Kem Sokha and his three deputies—Pol Ham, Mu Sochua and Eng Chhay Eang—went before an extraordinary party congress today to make their new positions official, after the CNRP’s steering committee on Wednesday approved changes to bylaws allowing for the new arrangement
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/new-cnrp-leadership-set-to-be-approved-at-party-congress-126007/
http://en.freshnewsasia.com/index.php/3714-cnrp-formally-announces-president-and-vice-presidents.html
http://sea-globe.com/who-are-cambodias-new-deputy-opposition-leaders/

28 FEBRUARY 2017

Cambodian leader Hun Sen sides with US President over ‘anarchic’ media

Cambodia’s authoritarian Prime Minister Hun Sen sympathises with US President Donald Trump’s antipathy towards the media, saying both he and Mr Trump see the press as stirring anarchy
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2017-02-28/donald-trump-cambodian-leader-hun-sen-sides-with-us-president-over-anarchic-media/1654470
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/hun-sen-channels-trump

20 FEBRUARY 2017

Cambodia MPs back law barring PM Hun Sen’s long-time rival

Cambodia’s parliament amended a law on Monday to stop anyone convicted of an offence from running for office, effectively barring long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen’s main rival
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39027843
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2072347/cambodian-parliament-approves-law-stops-main-opposition
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2017-02-20/cambodia-changes-political-rules-in-triumph-of-dictatorship-critics-say/1652728

11 FEBRUARY 2017

Cambodia opposition leader Sam Rainsy resigns for ‘sake of party’

The self-exiled leader of Cambodia’s opposition party said on Saturday (Feb 11) he would resign his post, a shock blow to a movement struggling to unseat the country’s authoritarian premier
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/cambodia-opposition-leader-sam-rainsy-resigns-for-sake-of-party
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sam-rainsy-resigns-cnrp
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38944741

6 FEBRUARY 2017

Cambodian PM , citing ‘One-China’ policy, bans Taiwan flag

Prime Minister Hun Sen declared over the weekend that the flag of Taiwan was banned from being raised in Cambodia, during the same speech in which he said the country’s door was open to Taiwanese investment
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/hun-sen-bans-taiwan-flag-from-cambodia-124609/
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2068554/cambodian-pm-citing-one-china-policy-bans-taiwan-flag
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2068888/banning-taiwans-flag-cambodia-adds-taipeis-woes-beijing

17 JANUARY 2017

Cambodia cancels exercise with US military

Weeks after holding its largest-ever joint military exercises with China, Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government has canceled Cambodia’s routine joint military exercises with the U.S. for the next two years, officials confirmed on Monday
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-cancels-exercise-with-us-military-123545/
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2062845/cambodia-says-china-not-behind-scrapped-us-military-drill

9 JANUARY 2017

Monday turns Black again in Cambodia as protests restart

Cambodia’s “Black Monday” protest campaign restarted this week after it was put on hold for two weeks as it appeared the government was preparing to release jailed activists and an election commission official
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/monday-turns-black-01092017153718.html
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/black-monday-starts-again-as-adhoc-officers-languish-in-jail-123180/

27 DECEMBER 2016

Cambodian court sentences exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy to five years in prison

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday over a post on his Facebook page, a conviction that makes his return from self-imposed exile unlikely
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2057431/cambodian-court-sentences-exiled-opposition-leader-sam
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cnrp-president-sam-rainsy-sentenced-five-years-prison-122517/

7 DECEMBER 2016

Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihamoni Pardons Another Opposition Figure

King Norodom Sihamoni granted CNRP Commune Chief Seang Chet a pardon on Wednesday, springing him from a five-year prison sentence for giving $500 to the mother of hairdresser Khom Chandaraty, in what the government said was an attempt to keep the woman quiet about her alleged affair with CNRP leader Kem Sokha
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/cambodias-king-norodom-sihamoni-par

2 DECEMBER 2016

Cambodia’s King Grants Royal Pardon to Kem Sokha

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha received a royal pardon on Friday, freeing him from serving a five-month jail sentence and setting the stage for an easing of a year of political tensions as the authoritarian Southeast Asian country heads into election in 2017 and 2018
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/royal-pardon-12022016164524.html
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/kem-sokha-pardoned-next-step-unknown-121448/

23 NOVEMBER 2016

UN-backed court upholds life sentences for Khmer Rouge leaders

“Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea, 90, and ex-head of state Khieu Samphan, 85, were the first top leaders to be jailed in 2014 from a regime responsible for the deaths of up to two million Cambodians from 1975-1979
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/un-backed-court-upholds-life-sentences-for-khmer-rouge-leaders/3311276.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/23/cambodia-life-sentence-khmer-rouge-leaders

22 NOVEMBER 2016

Cambodia: Opposition ends parliament boycott to debate budget

Opposition lawmakers in Cambodia have ended a six-month boycott of the parliament, saying it wants to ensure the national budget for 2017 is debated properly in the house
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/11/cambodia-opposition-ends-parliament-boycott-2/

17 NOVEMBER 2016

Cambodia Senator Thak Lany sentenced to 18 months in jail in PM defamation case

Opposition Senator Thak Lany was convicted of defamation and incitement on Thursday and sentenced to 18 months in jail for accusing Prime Minister Hun Sen of ordering the July 10 assassination of prominent political analyst Kem Ley
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/breakingnews/senator-handed-18-month-jail-sentence-hun-sen-remarks-120683/
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/cambodia-senator-handed-18-months-in-pm-defamation-case/3296998.html

9 NOVEMBER 2016

Cambodian government using courts as weapon against opposition parties, critics say

He eats, exercises and sleeps in his office, but Cambodian opposition politician Kem Sokha is not just hard at work plotting how to win the next election – he is also hiding after being threatened with jail
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2044505/cambodian-government-using-courts-weapon-against-opposition

7 NOVEMBER 2016

Cambodian senator Hong Sok Hour gets 7 years jail over Facebook post

Opposition Senator Hong Sok Hour was sentenced to seven years in prison after being found guilty on Monday of incitement and forgery for presenting a fake border treaty between Cambodia and Vietnam on Facebook
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/opposition-senator-sentenced-seven-years-prison-fake-vietnam-treaty-120293/
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/opposition-senator-sentenced-to-7-years-in-jail-in-cambodia-for-posting-doctored

3 NOVEMBER 2016

Cambodia’s Hun Sen calls on the military to suppress « Color Revolutions »

On the same day jailed opposition party activists called on Cambodia’s political leaders to set aside their differences for the sake of the nation, Prime Minister Hun Sen issued a call to the nation’s armed forces to put down any so-called “color revolution.”
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/cambodias-hun-sen-calls-11032016135231.html

13 OCTOBER 2016

Chinese president in Cambodia to cement friendship

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday met with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni at Cambodian Royal Palace, vowing to carry forward the traditional friendship between the two countries
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-10/13/content_15509927.html
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/china-cambodia-sign-62m-trade-deal
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/analysis-time-cash-heal-all-wounds
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ahead-xi-visit-relations-china-level-never-seen-119221/

7 OCTOBER 2016

Cambodia’s CNRP Again Boycotts Parliament

Less than two weeks after promising to end a months-long legislative boycott of Cambodia’s National Assembly, the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) backed away from its pledge on Friday, citing unspecified threats to opposition lawmakers
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/boycotts-10072016165300.html

5 OCTOBER 2016

Cambodia National Rescue Party Leader Kem Sokha Briefly Leaves Party Headquarters after five months

Embattled Cambodia National Rescue Party leader Kem Sokha emerged today from the party’s headquarters for the first time since government forces tried to arrest him in May as he registered to vote in 2017 local élections
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/cambodia-national-rescue-party-leader-kem-10052016141346.html
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/sokha-leaves-hq-first-time-months-118898/
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sokha-leaves-cnrp-hq-register-raising-hopes-thaw

19 SEPTEMBER 2016

Cambodia’s Government threatens to crush protests as acting Opposition leader Kem Sokha vows to stay

Acting president of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and human rights activist, Kem Sokha remains holed up in the party headquarters where he plans to stay while the Prime Minister ramps up attacks against him
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-09-19/cambodias-government-threatens-to-crush-protests-as-acting-opposition-leader-kem-sokha-vows-to-stay/1618736
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/sokha-drops-no-response-policy-calls-action-118142/

15 SEPTEMBER 2016

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Picks Off the Opposition, One by One, Ahead of Elections

Instead, pressure on the CPP to respect Cambodian democracy should challenge the legitimacy of the upcoming elections and the government that abuses them. The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee has been persistent in its criticism of the CPP, with representatives from both parties sponsoring a resolution that censures Hun Sen’s government http://cogitasia.com/cambodias-hun-sen-picks-off-the-opposition-one-by-one-ahead-of-elections/

9 SEPTEMBER 2016

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha sentenced to five months in prison

Deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha was sentenced to five months in prison on Friday for refusing to appear in court as hundreds of supporters gathered outside the Phnom Penh Municipal Court and hundreds more convened at the CNRP’s headquarters, where he has been holed up since May
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/09/cambodia-opposition-leader-kem-sokha-sentenced-five-months-prison
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/topstory/kem-sokha-sentenced-five-months-prison-117812/
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/breaking-court-rules-kem-sokha-guilty

1 SEPREMBER

How China Came to Dominate Cambodia

How Cambodia went from denouncing China to being Beijing’s most faithful client state
http://thediplomat.com/2016/09/how-china-came-to-dominate-cambodia/

1st AUGUST 2016

China appreciates Cambodia’s support on S. China Sea

China highly appreciates Cambodia’s firm support on the South China Sea and Taiwan issues, Vice-Premier Liu Yandong said while meeting with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sar Kheng Sunday
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-08/01/content_15471181.html

28 JULY 2016

Sam Rainsy found guilty in Samrin defamation suit

 Beleaguered CNRP leader Sam Rainsy was found guilty this morning of defaming National Assembly president Heng Samrin in a Facebook post last November
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/nation

24 JULY 2016

Cambodia: Tens of thousands attend funeral procession of slain govt critic, Kem Ley

Tens of thousands of Cambodians have poured onto the streets of Phnom Penh for the funeral procession of a prominent political analyst murdered in a brazen daylight shooting that shocked the South-East Asian nation
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/24/cambodians-funeral-procession-kem-ley-murdered-government-critic
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/07/cambodia-thousands-funeral-kem-ley/

23 JULY 2016

Cambodia blocking ASEAN consensus on South China Sea: Diplomat

Staunch China ally Cambodia is preventing Southeast Asia from reaching a consensus on the South China Sea after an international tribunal rejected Beijing’s territorial claims to the waters, a diplomat said on Saturday (Jul 23)http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/cambodia-blocking-asean/2981110.html
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/07/cambodia-to-receive-600-aid-from-china/
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/07/china-cambodia-aid-deal/

10 JULY 2016

Prominent Cambodian government critic Kem Ley shot dead

The killing of Kem Ley, 46, the head of a grassroots advocacy group Khmer for Khmer, comes at a time of rising political tension between the prime minister, Hun Sen, and an opposition hoping to challenge his grip on power in elections as soon as next year
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/prominent-cambodian-critic-kem-ley-shot-dead-police
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/10/cambodian-government-critic-shot-dead-phnom-penh-kem-ley-hun-sen
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/popular-political-analyst-kem-ley-shot-dead-115246/

9 JULY 2016

Cambodia should be cautious when it comes to Chinese aid

The rapid growth in Sino–Cambodia relations over the past decade has heightened trepidation about China’s actual role in Cambodia. It has been argued that Cambodia’s overdependence on China has been significant in shaping Cambodia’s foreign policy, current and future reform agendas, its political system and relations abroad
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/07/09/cambodia-should-be-cautious-when-it-comes-to-chinese-aid/

7 JULY 2016

Cambodian PM Hun Sen ‘amassing vast personal fortunes’ with trade links to 114 companies, report claims

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen and his family have built a multimillion-dollar business empire spanning the impoverished country’s most lucrative sectors, a watchdog said on Thursday, warning foreign investors against bankrolling his regime
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/1986672/cambodian-pm-hun-sen-amassing-vast-personal-fortunes-trade
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/report-details-first-familys-business-empire-2-115112/
https://www.globalwitness.org/en/reports/hostile-takeover/

21 JUNE 2016

Is Cambodia becoming the sick man of Southeast Asia?

Lack of transparency, accountability and judicial independence as well as widespread corruption seem to be unalterable elements of Cambodia’s development process. Could the reform bottleneck harm the country’s economic prospects and how far will the regime go to stay in power? Markus Karbaum reports
http://www.newmandala.org/is-cambodia-becoming-the-sick-man-of-southeast-asia/

20 JUNE 2016

Furious Cambodian premier highlights ASEAN splits over South China Sea dispute

Cambodian Premier Hun Sen lashed out Monday at claims his government had bowed to Chinese pressure to help scupper a joint statement by Southeast Asian nations on the South China Sea
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/1978092/furious-cambodian-premier-hun-sen-highlights-asean-splits-over
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cambodia-spoiled-asean-statement-on-sea-reports-114303/

26 MAY 2016

Cambodia: Opposition leader in ‘safe place’ after attempted arrest

Kem Sokha, the most senior opposition leader in Cambodia is reportedly evading authorities who stormed his party’s headquarters and his car in an attempted arrest this morning
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/05/cambodia-kem-sokh

13 MAY 2016

Cambodia’s media ordered to refer to Hun Sen as ‘glorious, supreme prime minister’

The media in Cambodia has been ordered to write the full title of leader Hun Sen in all reports, a lengthy honorific loosely translated as « glorious, supreme prime minister and powerful commander »
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-05-13/cambodias-media-ordered-to-refer-to-hun-sen-as-glorious-supreme-prime-minister/1580146

14 APRIL 2016

Cambodia’s new Trade Union Law violates workers’ rights, activists say

Last week, a controversial Trade Union law was passed in Cambodia, which has put the country on the map for those who don’t abide by international labor standards. The legislature is in violation of the Cambodian constitution, activists say, while the law fails to include international standards on freedom of association and the forming of unions by worker
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/04/cambodia-trade-union-law/

29 MARCH 2016

Cambodia’s invisible children: Government ‘unaware’ of half of orphanages

Orphanages in Cambodia are often operated without government’s knowledge and therefore tens of thousands of children are invisible to the system. More than half of residential child care centers in Cambodia are unregistered and completely off government’s radar according to a new report by the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation (MoSVY) and UNICEF Cambodia.
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/03/cambodias-invisible-children-government-unaware-of-half-of-orphanages/

26 JANUARY 2016

Visiting John Kerry hails Cambodia development, expresses human rights concerns

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cambodia where he has welcomed the Southeast Asian nation’s booming economic growth but also expressed concerns about its human rights record
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/01/kerry-hails-cambodia-development-expresses-rights-concerns/http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/john-kerry-touches-down-kingdom

28 DECEMBER 2015

Targeting Sam Rainsy, Cambodian PM to ban dual citizens from party leadership

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday (28) announced plans to amend the election law to bar Cambodians with dual citizenship from being political party leaders—a move apparently aimed at CNRP President Sam Rainsy—and said he would cut off his own right arm were he to arrange another royal pardon for the self-exiled opposition leader
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/pm-to-ban-dual-citizens-from-party-leadership-104069/

13 NOVEMBER 2013

Cambodian court orders arrest of opposition leader Sam Rainsy

A Cambodian court Friday ordered the arrest of opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who is locked in a bitter political fight with his arch rival, the country’s prime minister
http://atimes.com/2015/11/cambodia-court-orders-arrest-of-opposition-leader-sam-rainsy/
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20151113_40.html

30 OCTOBER 2015

Cambodia: Senior opposition leader Kem Sokha removed from legislative post

A senior leader of Cambodia’s opposition party has been removed as the vice-president of parliament in an unexpected vote that was attended only by the ruling party and boycotted by his supporters
http://asiancorrespondent.com/2015/10/cambodia-senior-opposition-leader-kem-sokha-removed-from-legislative-post/
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/kem-sokha-removed-as-assembly-vice-president-98833/
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sokha-stripped-national-assembly-vice-presidency

26 OCTOBER 2015

Demonstrators beat up 2 Cambodian opposition lawmakers

Two members of Cambodia’s opposition party have been beaten up outside the National Assembly by protesters who were demanding that the deputy opposition leader step down as parliamentary vice president
http://asiancorrespondent.com/136293/demonstrators-beat-up-2-cambodian-opposition-lawmakers/
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/opposition-lawmakers-attacked

1 OCTOBER 2015

Gang of four: Cambodia’s new political parties

Four new political parties have entered the fray in Cambodia since the start of the year. And it’s not just the long-ruling Cambodian People’s Party in their sights, but the opposition too
http://sea-globe.com/cambodia-politics-southeast-asia-globe/

22 AUGUST 2015

Ieng Thirith, ‘First Lady’ of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge dies while facing charges of genocide, crimes against humanity

Ieng Thirith, a French-educated revolutionary who died at 83, was one of the few women in the leadership of the communist movement during the horrors of the « Killing Fields » era
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-08-22/ieng-thirith-first-lady-of-cambodias-khmer-rouge-dies-while-facing-charges-of-genocide-crimes-agains/1484600
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/khmer-rouge-lady-ieng-thirith-dies-cambodia-genocide-150822091441396.html

13 AUGUST 2015

Cambodian opposition senator arrested for treason

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday ordered the arrest of opposition senator Hong Sok Hour for “treason” over a fake treaty the senator posted to Facebook that purported to show Heng Samrin, as Cambodia’s head of state in 1979, pledging to dissolve the border between Cambodia and Vietnam
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/654820/cambodian-opposition-senator-arrested-for-treason
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/pm-orders-senators-arrest-over-facebook-post-91638/
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/arrest-senator-pm-says

5 AUGUST 2015

Three more Cambodia activists held for ‘insurrection’

A Cambodian court Wednesday detained three more opposition activists for insurrection over their alleged roles in protests that turned violent last year, a move condemned as politically motivated by a rights group
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/645296/three-more-cambodia-activists-held-for-insurrection
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cnrp-activists-jailed

21 JULY 2015

Cambodia jails opposition activists for ‘insurrection’

Eleven Cambodian opposition members and activists have been sentenced to prison on insurrection charges, including three who received 20-year sentences, a defence lawyer has said
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/07/cambodia-jails-opposition-activists-insurrection-150721123023451.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/cambodia-opposition-activists-jailed-20-years-insurrection

13 JULY 2015

The Cambodia’s National Assembly Passes NGO Law Amid Opposition Boycott

The CPP’s 68 lawmakers unanimously pushed a controversial NGO law through the National Assembly on Monday morning without debate and without the opposition, whose 55 members boycotted the session in protest over legislation they say the government will use to stifle dissent
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/cpp-passes-ngo-law-amid-opposition-boycott-88076/
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/621280/cambodia-starts-regulating-ngos

20 JUNE 2015

Cambodian People’s Parti elects Hun Sen as president

The ruling Cambodian People’s Party elected Prime Minister Hun Sen to succeed the late Chea Sim as party president
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/cpp-elects-hun-sen-as-president-say-chhum-and-sar-kheng-as-deputies-8700
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/598760/hun-sen-elected-party-president

8 JUNE 2015

Cambodian People’s Party president Chea Sim dies aged 82

Chea Sim, president of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party of Prime Minister Hun Sen and also president of the Senate, died at 3.45pm Monday, according to Yim Leang, head of his bodyguard unit
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/586081/cambodia-ruling-party-chief-chea-sim-dies-at-82
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/chea-sim-dead-83

15 MAY 2015

Pich Tum Kravel, Cambodian Actor, Arts Patron, Dies at 71

One of Cambodia’s most famous performing artists, who was a theater star in the late 1960s and helped revive the country’s arts scene after the Khmer Rouge regime, died Friday in Phnom Penh.
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/pich-tum-kravel-actor-and-arts-patron-dies-at-71-83811/

 

19 MARCH 2015

Cambodia approves controversial new election laws

Cambodian MPs approved two controversial election laws Thursday (Mar 19) which were condemned by rights groups as undemocratic for including restrictive provisions such as banning NGOs from criticising parties during election campaigns.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/cambodia-approves/1727252.html
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/parliament-passes-controversial-election-laws-03192015160033.html

Cambodia approves controversial new election laws

Cambodian MPs approved two controversial election laws Thursday (Mar 19) which were condemned by rights groups as undemocratic for including restrictive provisions such as banning NGOs from criticising parties during election campaigns.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/cambodia-approves/1727252.html
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/parliament-passes-controversial-election-laws-03192015160033.html

3 MARCH 2015

Two more Khmer Rouge suspects charged with crimes against humanity

UN-backed war crimes tribunal in Cambodia charges two former cadres of the Khmer Rouge regime with crimes against humanity over alleged roles in deaths of 1.8 million people in 1970s
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/cambodia/11447092/Two-more-Khmer-Rouge-suspects-charged-with-crimes-against-humanity.html
http://www.thanhniennews.com/world/two-more-khmer-rouge-suspects-charged-with-crimes-against-humanity-39321.html

20 FEBRUARY 2015

Land disputes increase drastically in Cambodia: report

The number of families newly affected by land disputes last year in Cambodia was three times that of 2013, according to figures documented by local rights group Licadho.
http://www.ucanews.com/news/land-disputes-increase-drastically-in-cambodia-report/73039

2 FEBRUARY 2015

Cambodia’s ruling party promotes PM’s sons, top allies

Cambodia’s ruling party named three sons of long-time Prime Minister Hun Sen to its upper ranks on Sunday as part of a bid to rejuvenate its leadership and claw back support lost at the last general election.
http://news.asiaone.com/print/news/asia/cambodias-ruling-party-promotes-pms-sons-top-allies
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/cambodias-ruling-party-adds-306-members-to-central-committee-8138

26 JANUARY 2015

Cambodia court upholds convictions for activists

A Cambodian court on Monday upheld convictions for 11 land activists involved in protests last year while marginally reducing most of their sentences, as rights groups decried the latest strike against freedom of expression.
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/asia/other/2015/01/27/427489/Cambodia-court.htm

19 JANUARY 2015

Cambodia PM urges prosecution of opposition lawmakers

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday that seven opposition lawmakers charged with insurrection, which is punishable by up to 30 years in jail, would not be « spared » from prosecution
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/cambodia-pm-urges-prosecution-opposition-lawmakers http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asean/458080/hun-sen-imperils-truce-with-jail-threat
http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/hun–sen-warns-of-cancellation-of-culture-of-dialogue-amid-opposition-leaders-attack-8073

12 JANUARY 2015

Cambodia PM defends China-funded mega-dams at plant launch

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday defended controversial Chinese-funded hydro-electric dams as he opened the energy-starved country’s largest-ever power plant, despite warnings from activists of environmental costs
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/cambodia-pm-defends-china-funded-mega-dams-plant-launch

8 JANUARY 2015

Trial of Khmer Rouge leaders resumes

The United Nations war crime tribunal in Cambodia resumed hearings against two former leaders of the Democratic Kampuchea, or the Khmer Rouge regime, on Thursday after an adjournment since November due to the boycott of lawyers for one of the defendants
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2015-01/08/content_15211453.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/455299/khmer-rouge-defendant-hospitalised

2 JANUARY 2015 

In Cambodia, Prince Ranariddh to Return as Funcinpec President

Prince Norodom Ranariddh, who led the Funcinpec party to victory in the 1993 U.N.-run election, is set to return as president of the struggling royalist party less than a year after launching his own rival party
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/ranariddh-to-return-as-funcinpec-president-75177/
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/going-back-his-roots

 

China’s economy and development

2 FEBRUARY 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May leaves China with over 7 billion euros of trade deals

Her visit has yielded new trade deals worth seven and half billion dollars to Britain which is trying to reinvent itself as a global trading nation after a 2016 referendum decision to leave the European Union
http://www.euronews.com/2018/02/02/british-prime-minister-theresa-may-leaves-china-with-over-7-billion-euros-of-trade-deals
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180202_09/

28 JANUARY 2018

Explaining China’s fast rise as an innovative country

In the last few years, China has climbed to the pinnacle of nations of the world in terms of creativity and innovation, especially in the realms where it matters. In fact, China has spurted ahead in the race to the top to the degree it has become noticed and admired but also feared by some
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/638.html

24 JANUARY 2018

China will surprise world with reforms in 2018, Xi adviser says

China will introduce more reform measures to open up its economy this year, according to Liu He, the top financial and economic adviser to President Xi Jinping
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-24/china-will-surprise-world-with-reforms-in-2018-xi-adviser-says
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/china-s-economic-mastermind-pledges-more-reform-at-davos-9892514

16 JANUARY 2018

China says foreign direct investment up 7.9% in 2017

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland posted steady growth in 2017, through further opening-up and improved structure of foreign investment
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/31/64/228/1516113060640.html

NUARY 2018

 France’s Emmanuel Macron secures strategic access to Chinese markets

From high-end wine to the new « Silk Road, » France and China have agreed to enhance economic relations. For Beijing, that meant providing French companies better access to Chinese markets
http://www.dw.com/en/frances-emmanuel-macron-secures-strategic-access-to-chinese-markets/a-42084077
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/124/251/119/1515511101612.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20180109-france-china-macron-trade-markets-protectionism

1 JANUARY 2018

China’s economic power is actually a lot smaller than you think

China’s economic presence on world markets is actually much smaller than that of the United States of America and smaller than our key three Asia-Pacific allies combined
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-01/chinas-economic-power-is-actually-a-lot-smaller-than-you-think/9291700?section=world

2 DECEMBER 2017

Xi sets out economic road map for China Dream

His vision of China becoming a rich and powerful nation gets clearer timeline and goals
http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/xi-sets-out-economic-road-map-for-china-dream

30 NOVEMBER 2017

China pushing billions into Iranian economy as Western firms stall

China is financing billions of dollars worth of Chinese-led projects in Iran, making deep inroads into the economy while European competitors struggle to find banks willing to fund their ambitions, Iranian government and industry officials said
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-iran-nuclear-china/china-pushing-billions-into-iranian-economy-as-western-firms-stall-idUKKBN1DU2A8

29 NOVEMBER 2017

China’s State-owned entreprises (SOE) reform wrangle

For the past twenty years, Chinese reformers have sought to improve the efficiency of state-owned enterprises (SOEs), with the latest through mixed-ownership reform. Despite the ever-deepening process, so far the new initiatives have not been very fruitful
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/11/29/chinas-seo-reform-wrangle/

21 NOVEMBER 2017

Pakistan turns down China’s demand to allow its currency to be used in the Gwadar Free Zone

Pakistan has turned down China’s demand to allow its currency to be used in the Gwadar Free Zone under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor framework, arguing any such move would compromise its ‘economic sovereignty’
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1564050/2-pakistan-rejects-use-chinese-currency/

9 NOVEMBER 2017

China, US ink $250 bn trade deals to mark Donald Trump’s first visit

Cash-rich China on Thursday wooed the US by signing deals worth more than USD 250 billion during President Donald Trump’s first visit, amidst his criticism of the Communist giant’s unfair business practices and the « chronic imbalance » in bilateral trade
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/china-us-ink-250-bn-trade-deals-to-mark-donald-trumps-first-visit-2055769.html
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2119211/deals-galore-us-firms-trumps-china-trip-are-real-trade
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/trump-criticises-trade-deficit-but-says-i-don-t-blame-china–12082

7 NOVEMBER 2017

Can China transition to a more innovative economy?

After more than three decades of high growth based on the exploitation of low wages and demographic advantages, as well as incremental market-oriented reforms and international openness, China now confronts higher wages and a shrinking workforce. Future growth will depend increasingly on innovation and increased productivity. What is the likelihood of China making this transition?
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/11/07/can-china-transition-to-a-more-innovative-economy/

13 OCTOBER 2017

How can China afford its science and technology goals?

 China is at a historic economic juncture. Its urban-centric growth model has orphaned the rural population while the urban population struggles with incomes below OECD levels and housing, education and health costs above those in Europe
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/10/13/how-can-china-afford-its-science-and-technology-goals/#more-91341

21 SEPTEMBER 2017

OECD: Chinese GDP to increase 6.8% in 2017

China’s economic growth will reach 6.8 percent year-on-year in 2017, although it may moderate next year to 6.6 percent, according to a forecast released on Wednesday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2017-09/21/content_32275000.htm

25 JULY 2017

Sri Lanka approved to 70 percent lease of Hambantota Port to China

The cabinet gave final approval to lease a 70 percent stake in Hambantota port for $1.12 billion to state-owned China Merchants Port Holdings, minister Mahinda Samarasinghe told reporters
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_SRI_LANKA_CHINA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-07-25-08-42-11
http://www.asiantribune.com/node/90757

24 JULY 2014

IMF revises China growth forecasts for 2017, 2018 higher

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday revised upwards China’s growth forecasts for 2017 and 2018 to 6.7 percent and 6.4 percent, respectively
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/103/30/95/1500896621199.html

2 JULY 2017

Latest Long March rocket fails after launch from southern China

China’s ambitious space programme appeared to suffer a setback on Sunday when a Long March-5 rocket with a communications satellite on board failed to successfully launch
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2100960/latest-long-march-rocket-fails-after-launch-southern

5 JUNE 2017

Why Canadians are opposed to a free-trade deal with China

China and Canada have been engaged in exploratory talks towards a free-trade agreement. Yet, in its public statements to Canadians, Ottawa often sounds non-committal. A free-trade deal makes good sense for both countries. So what’s not to like?
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/2096867/why-canadians-are-opposed-free-trade-deal-china

01 JUNE 2017

China’s new cybersecurity law takes effect, and many are confused

China’s new cybersecurity law takes effect today, and experts are rattled about what it all means
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/content/chinas-new-cybersecurity-law-goes-effect-rattles-businesses

18 MAY 2017

New Chinese law hurts foreign business say economists & industry organisations

More than 50 world industry organisations have urged the Chinese government to delay enforcement of the country’s first cybersecurity law in a letter sent Monday, May 15
http://www.euronews.com/2017/05/18/new-chinese-law-hurts-foreign-business-says-economists-industry-organisations
https://www.uschina.org/sites/default/files/May%202017%20Global%20Association%20Letter%20on%20Cybersecurity%20Law%20Implementation%20%28ENG%29.pdf

16 MAY 2017

China and Cambodian PMs witness signing of 13 agreements

China signed 13 cooperation documents with Cambodia on Tuesday in areas such as infrastructure, finance, maritime research and tourism as the two countries moved forward to build the Belt and Road
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/119/113/206/1494993590515.html
http://en.freshnewsasia.com/index.php/4387-china-to-aid-230-million-for-cambodia-s-development.html

15 MAY 2017

EU rejects China’s vision for ‘modern Silk Road’

The EU has dealt a blow to Chinese president Xi Jinping’s bid to lead a global infrastructure revolution, after its members refused to endorse part of the multibillion-dollar plan because it did not include commitments to social and environmental sustainability and transparency
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/15/eu-china-summit-bejing-xi-jinping-belt-and-road

14 MAY 2017

China hosts Silk Road summit in shadow of North Korea missile

Beijing: China touted on Sunday its new Silk Road as “a project of the century” at a summit highlighting its growing leadership on globalisation, but a North Korean missile test intruded on the meeting
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/china/china-hosts-silk-road-summit-in-shadow-of-n-korea-missile-1.2027198
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2017-05-14/china-wants-new-silk-road-one-belt-one-road-project-to-help-it-dominate-world-trade/1671328

13 MAY 2017

China, Pakistan Sign Six Memorandums of Understanding to Enhance Bilateral Ties

China and Pakistan signed a total of six Memorandums of Understanding related to cooperation within the framework of the Silk Road Economic Belt and Maritime Silk Road, as well as to cooperation on a number of projects, such as Gwadar port and East Bay expressway and Havelian Dry Port and ML1 Karachi-Peshawar railway project
https://sputniknews.com/asia/201705131053575707-china-pakistan-memorandum-understanding/
http://nation.com.pk/business/13-May-2017/pakistan-signs-nearly-500-million-in-china-deals-at-silk-road-summit
https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/204228-Nawaz-meets-Chinese-prime-minister-assures-Pakistans-support-for-On-Belt-One-Road

12 MAY 2017

Beijing, US reach trade deal to boost American imports to China in wake of Xi-Trump summit

The United States has reached a trade agreement with Beijing that will boost shipments of American liquefied natural gas, beef and other products, as well as improve its market access of financial services to China
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2094045/china-us-sign-trade-deal-wake-xi-trump-summit
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/international/americas/2017/05/13/497313/p2/China-agrees.htm
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39894119

5 MAY 2017

China sends homegrown jumbo passenger jet C919 into sky

Change is in the air in China as the country’s first domestically made airliner – the C919 – successfully completed its much-delayed maiden flight from Shanghai Airport
http://www.euronews.com/2017/05/05/china-s-c919-airliner-gets-set-to-challenge-airbus-and-boeing
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2017-05/05/content_15608516.html

17 APRIL 2017

Rumbling of reform in China’s fiscal foundations

Significant progress is being made towards building the foundations of a fiscal system to undergird rule-based governance. The most important driver of change is the Budget Law and associated documents
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/04/17/rumbling-of-reform-in-chinas-fiscal-foundations/

11 APRIL 2017

China, Burma reach deal on oil pipeline after nearly a decade of talks

China and Burma (Myanmar) have reached an agreement on an oil pipeline between the neighbouring countries after almost a decade of talks, with the project due to start “very quickly”, Chinese vice foreign minister Liu Zhenmin said
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/04/china-burma-reach-deal-oil-pipeline-nearly-decade-talks/#uvt4L56RjYUdgljc.97
http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/25676-myanmar-and-china-sign-crude-oil-pipeline-agreement.html

1 APRIL 2017

New Chinese work permit system to rank foreigners

The Chinese government has introduced a new ranking system for foreign nationals applying for working permits
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20170402_01/

16 MARCH 2017

China, Saudi Arabia sign agreements worth about $91 billion

China and Saudi Arabia on Thursday (March 16) signed MOUs and letters of intent potentially worth about US$65 billion (S$91.8 billion) during Saudi King Salman’s visit to Beijing, a senior Chinese diplomat said
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/china-saudi-arabia-sign-agreements-worth-about-91-billion
http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/0316/c90000-9191261.html

5 MARCH 2017

China sets 2017 GDP growth target at around 6.5 pct

Premier Li Keqiang announced the figure on Sunday as he delivered a government report at the opening of the country’s annual session of parliament, the National People’s Congress
http://www.ecns.cn/business/2017/03-05/247926.shtml
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2076224/amid-brexit-and-trump-uncertainties-china-strikes-note-caution
http://chinaplus.cri.cn/news/china/9/20170305/1083.html

3 MARCH 2017

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Perils and Prospects

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has magnified and magnetized the attention of China and non-China watchers at the regional and global levels. The CPEC has received a wide currency and been attributed with different catchphrases, including: the revival of Mackinder theory, the Great Game, New Asia is Emerging, China’s Rise as a Global Power
http://ippreview.com/index.php/Home/Blog/single/id/365.html

15 FEBRUARY 2017

Weighing up China’s investment in the United States

Chinese investment flows into the United States have reached unprecedented heights over the past two years and the future promises more of the same. The acquisition of US companies accounts for 84 per cent of these investments
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/02/15/weighing-up-chinas-investment-in-the-united-states/

9 FEBRUARY 2017

For China, Europe is the new Africa

For the past few years, Chinese investments in Italy have grown exponentially in every sector, from football to engines, fashion to real estate, tourism to energy
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/For-China,-Europe-is-the-new-Africa-39892.html

7 JANUARY 2016

EU ready to help China fight protectionsim

The EU is ready to stand with China in the fight against protectionism, but Beijing needs to reform to be fair to investors, EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem said
http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/content/eu-%E2%80%98ready%E2%80%99-help-china-fight-protectionism

29 JANUARY 2017

A time of test for the China model of economic growth

The ‘China model’ of economic growth has been essentially a story of a hyper-charged economy led by an authoritarian state. But now the model has become unsustainable, with China experiencing economic slowdown as well as rampant corruption, growing inequality and environmental destruction
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2017/01/29/a-time-of-test-for-the-china-model-of-economic-growth/

20 JANUARY 2017

China’s economy grows 6.7% in 2016

China’s economy grew by 6.7% in 2016, compared with 6.9% a year earlier, according to official data, marking its slowest growth since 1990
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38686568
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-20/china-questionable-gdp-numbers-why-does-it-even-bother/8198196?section=world

27 DECEMBER 2016

China issues white paper on space development

China on Tuesday issued a white paper on the development of space industry since 2011 and major tasks for the next five years
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-12/27/content_15548171.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-27/china-says-space-programme-must-help-protect-national-security/8149676?section=world

18 DECEMBER 2016

The social cost of smashing China’s iron rice bowls

China has ordered state firms to smash the decades-old system of providing cradle-to-grave welfare support, known as the country’s “iron rice bowl.”
http://www.atimes.com/article/social-cost-smashing-chinas-iron-rice-bowls/

11 DECEMBER 2016

US-China trade shows signs of improvement

Trade between the world’s two largest economies has shown signs of improvement as the US trade deficit with China, a long-term US concern, narrowed significantly in October
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2016-12/11/content_15540347.html

8 DECEMBER 2016

China considers easing foreign investment limits

China has indicated it could relax restrictions on foreign investment in some sectors as it struggles to counter an overseas exodus of capital, while facing accusations of protectionism from US President-elect Donald Trump
http://news.asiaone.com/news/business/china-considers-easing-foreign-investment-limits-0

30 NOVEMBER 2016

China’s New ‘Cybersecurity’ Rules Look Like Cyberprotectionism Instead

China’s new laws on cybersecurity are no better than trade protectionism in a new guise
http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/chinas-new-cybersecurity-rules-look-like-cyberprotectionism-instead/

28 NOVEMBER 2016

China steps up protection for property, intellectual rights

China will increase protection for property rights, including stepping up oversight of the management of state-owned assets, the Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday, citing guidelines issued by the State Council, China’s cabinet
http://www.atimes.com/article/china-steps-protection-property-intellectual-rights/

21 NOVEMBER 2016

China working to make yuan key international currency

China government is making strategic moves to construct an Asia-based economic bloc based on the Chinese yuan
http://www.asianews.network/content/china-working-make-yuan-key-international-currency-29417

18 NOVEMBER 2016

Evaluating China’s Economy

Can China keep up its growth and deliver on its “harmony” pact with the Chinese people?http://thediplomat.com/2016/11/evaluating-chinas-economy/

8 NOVEMBER 2016

Despite the yuan’s devaluation, China’s exports continue to fall

Although the yuan lost about 1.5 per cent against the US dollar last month, Chinese exports still dropped 7.3 per cent in dollar terms compared to a year earlier. October’s decline follows a fall of 10 per cent in September
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Despite-the-yuan’s-devaluation,-China’s-exports-continue-to-fall-39082.html
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2016-11/08/content_15522785.html

31 OCTOBER 2016

France and China are set to very soon launch a fund for joint investment in overseas projects

French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault spoke of the plans after meeting with China’s foreign minister Wang Yi in Beijing
http://www.euronews.com/2016/10/31/france-and-china-investment-fund-to-seek-global-opportunities

30 OCTOBER 2016

China, Japan and South Korea pledge to promote talks on free trade and energy

Trade chiefs from Japan, China and South Korea agreed on Saturday to promote negotiations on free trade and cooperation in the energy sector at a trilateral meeting in Tokyo
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/2041375/china-japan-and-south-korea-pledge-promote-talks-free-trade-and

14 SEPTEMBER 2016

The Chinese diaspora’s role in the rise of China

From the outset of China’s economic reform era, diaspora Chinese have provided the lion’s share of inward foreign investment. This has been concentrated in export-oriented sectors, driving growth of transnational production networks that today bind China’s neighbours to it through the world’s most integrated intraregional trading system
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/09/14/the-chinese-diasporas-role-in-the-rise-of-china/#more-52297

12 SEPTEMBER 2016

Russia-China Economic and Trade Partnership Falters

Russian-Chinese trade fell by 5 percent year-on-year to $28 billion in the first six months of 2016, mainly because of plummeting prices for commodities such as oil, gas, lumber, metal and coal, Russia’s main exports. At the same time, the U.S. remains China’s most important economic relationship with bilateral trade between the two hitting $263 billion in the first half of this year
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/russia-china-economic-trade-partnership-falters-n645291

18 AUGUST 2016

Reconstructing China’s steel industry

China’s annual production of crude steel reached 804 million tonnes in 2015, 6.3 times higher than the total production in 2000. It accounts for nearly 50 per cent of total global steel output, http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/08/18/reconstructing-chinas-steel-industry/#more-51883a jump from only 15 per cent at the end of the previous century
http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2016/08/18/reconstructing-chinas-steel-industry/#more-51883

18 JULY 2016

China upset over Pakistan’s handling of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)° project

Due to delays in the development of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the authorities in Beijing have suggested Islamabad to formally rope in the Pakistan Army to ensure smooth execution of the project
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/245920175

15 JULY 2016

China GDP: Economy beats expectations with 6.7pc growth

In the face of deteriorating conditions, China’s economy has defied expectations of a slowdown with GDP growth for the June quarter holding steady at 6.7 per cent
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-15/chinese-economy-beats-expectations/7632616?section=world
http://www.dw.com/en/chinas-growth-steadies-while-still-raising-concern/a-19401936

5 JULY 2016

China revises GDP calculation

China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has adopted a new method of calculating GDP that it says « better reflects the contribution of innovation to economic growth. »
http://english.cri.cn/12394/2016/07/05/3521s933150.htm

28 JUNE 2016

China’s first regional jet takes maiden flight

 China’s first commercial regional jet, the ARJ21, took maiden flight from Chengdu city in southwestern China’s Sichuan Province to Beijing on Tuesday, marking a landmark success
http://www.ecns.cn/2016/06-28/216020.shtml
http://www.ecns.cn/visual/hd/2016/06-28/97979.shtml

13  JUNE 2016

China’s fixed asset investment slumps to 16-year low

China’s fixed asset investment — a proxy for construction and infrastructure spending — slows to its slowest rate of growth since 2000, suggesting the impact of financial stimulus injected into the economy is already starting to wane
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2016-06-13/chinas-fixed-asset-investment-slumps-to-16year-low/1589960

3 MAY 2016 

Is China making life difficult for foreign companies?

Once, China welcomed them with open arms, but now overseas firms are complaining about the country’s increasingly hostile business environment as concerns rise over protectionism, forced technology transfers and tightening censorship
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1940397/china-making-life-difficult-foreign-companies

2 MAY 2016

China completes implementation of VAT scheme

China has replaced all business tax with value-added tax (VAT) after extending the policy to cover the construction, real estate, finance and consumer services sectors
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/business/2016-05/02/content_15425968.html

26 APRIL 2016

China’s ‘Triple Bubble’ Economy Poised to Burst

After a nearly disastrous start to the year in January and February, China’s economy steadied itself in March. Now, the early April indicators suggest a continuation of the uptick
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/blog/gordon-g-chang/china%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98triple-bubble%E2%80%99-economy-poised-burst-0

1 APRIL 2016

China manufacturing rebounds unexpectedly

An unexpected expansion in Chinese manufacturing has provided cause for renewed optimism in the world’s second largest economy. Last year China saw its slowest economic growth in a quarter of a century
http://www.dw.com/en/china-manufacturing-rebounds-unexpectedly/a-19157202

23 MARCH 2016

China offers $11.5 billion in loans, credit to 5 Mekong River nations

Premier Li Keqiang said that China will be using money to build its influence with its neighbors in Southeast Asia, specifically, the five countries along the Mekong River
http://atimes.com/2016/03/china-offers-11-5-billion-in-loans-credit-to-5-mekong-river-nations/
http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/China-to-help-develop-Mekong-River-basin

16 MARCH 2016

Lawmakers approve China’s five-year plan against economic headwinds

Chinese lawmakers on Wednesday approved the country’s economic and social development blueprint for the 2016-2020 period, which sets targeted average annual economic growth at above 6.5 percent in the next five years.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-03/16/c_135194463.htm
http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-a-risky-experiment/a-19120034

12 MARCH 2016

Foreigners in China to get better legal service

China’s top judge has asked the courts to improve the legal environment through better handling of disputes involving foreigners, particularly in the marine sector, as the country opens wider to the outside world and tries hard to attract overseas enterprises
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/foreigners-china-get-better-legal-service

11 FEBRUARY 2016

Latin America: China’s power play right under the U.S.

Chinese banks sent nearly $30 billion in loans to Latin American governments last year, more than double the amount from 2014. It’s also more money than the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank gave to the region last year combined, according to the Inter-American Dialogue, a non-profit in Washington.
http://money.cnn.com/2016/02/11/news/economy/china-latin-america-billions-of-dollars-loans-investments/index.html

3 FEBRUARY 2016

China top planner: GDP will grow 6.5% to 7% this year

On the heels of the Chinese manufacturing sector posing its lowest reading in three years, China’s top economic planner reinforced previous forecasts and said the world’s second-biggest economy will grow between 6.5% and 7% this year
http://atimes.com/2016/02/china-top-planner-gdp-will-grow-6-5-to-7-this-year/
http://thediplomat.com/2016/02/facing-economic-headwinds-china-predicts-slower-growth-in-2016/

19 JANUARY 2016

China economy grew 6.9% in 2015, slowest pace in 25 years

The official figures released on Tuesday (Jan 19) confirm a loss of momentum in the world’s second-largest economy that is rippling around the world and spooking global financial markets
http://www.straitstimes.com/business/economy/china-economy-grew-69-in-2015-slowest-pace-in-25-years
http://en.people.cn/business/n3/2016/0119/c90778-9005938.html
http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Economy/Economic-problems-bring-threat-of-deflation?page=1

16 JANUARY 2016

China-initiated AIIB officially launched

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a China-initiated multilateral bank, started operation on Saturday, marking a milestone to reform global economic governance system.
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/nation/2016-01/16/content_15373498.html
http://www.ecns.cn/visual/hd/2016/01-16/85072.shtml
http://www.globaltimes.cn//content/963850.shtml

11 JANUARY 2016

Five myths about China’s economy

When China’s stock market tumbles — as it did this past week — world markets can’t help but feel the effects. But how worried should we be about China’s economy? It may be the second largest in the world, yet it remains opaque and misunderstood. Here are five common misconceptions
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-chinas-economy/2016/01/07/08a8d5e6-b4c4-11e5-a842-0feb51d1d124_story.html

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 2 February in Asian history

1989-02-02 Soviet leave Kabul

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 2 FEBRUARY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 2, 2018

1868: Pro-Imperial forces capture Osaka Castle from the Tokugawa shogunate and burned it to the ground
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Osaka_castle

1899: The National Citizen’s Army is founded by the Malolos Republic
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/911/today-in-philippine-history-february-2-1899-the-national-citizens-army-was-founded-under-the-malolos-republic

1942: The Philippine capital of Manila is captured by Japanese forces during World War II
http://corregidor.org/_morton/html/lm_04_05.htm

1942-01-02 Les Japonais entrent dans Manille

1948: Signature of an Treaty of Amity between USA and India

1953: US President Eisenhower announces the withdrawal of US navy and the end of the neutralization of Taiwan

1966: Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir dispute as number one item for the proposed Indo-Pakistan ministerial talks after 1965 war
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-Pakistani_War_of_1965

1974: Khmer Rouges bomb Phnom-Penh, making 17 dead

1989: The last Soviet armoured column leaves Kabul
http://www.nytimes.com/1989/02/04/world/huge-soviet-convoy-leaves-kabul.html

1989-02-02 Soviet leave Kabul

2013: Shinzō Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister vows to defend the Senkaku Islands « at all costs »
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/lVkdNZK6bMrg8CNZylNv1M/Japan-PM-vows-to-repel-provocations-amid-island-row.html

On 2 February in South Asian history

1989-02-02 Soviet leave Kabul

ON 2 FEBRUARY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 2, 2018

1915: Birth of Khushwant Singh, Indian journalist and author who died on March 20, 2014
http://www.iloveindia.com/indian-heroes/khushwant-singh.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khushwant_Singh

1934: Birth of Khalil Ullah Khan, Bangladeshi actor who died on December 7, 2014 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khalil_Ullah_Khan

1948: Signature of an Treaty of Amity between USA and India

1957: President Iskander Mirza of Pakistan lays the foundation-stone of the Guddu barrage across river Indus neer Sukkur
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guddu_Barrage

1966: Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir dispute as number one item for the proposed Indo-Pakistan ministerial talks after 1965 war
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-Pakistani_War_of_1965

1979: Birth of Shamita Shetty, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shamita_Shetty

1986: The Dalai Lama meets with Pope John Paul II in India
http://www.nytimes.com/1986/02/03/world/pope-meets-dalai-lama-and-cites-spirituality-of-east.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/8474137/Pope-John-Paul-II-in-pictures.html?image=17

1989: The last Soviet armoured column leaves Kabul
http://www.nytimes.com/1989/02/04/world/huge-soviet-convoy-leaves-kabul.html

1989-02-02 Soviet leave Kabul

2007: Death of Vijay Arora, Indian film and television actor, born on December 27, 1946
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vijay_Arora
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Yaadon_ki_Baraat_star_no_more/articleshow/1556188.cms

2011: Death of Krishnaswamy Subrahmanyam, India’s greatest strategic affairs expert and the author of its nuclear doctrine
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/MB18Df01.html
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/2-february-2011-k.-subrahmanyam-strategic-affairs-expert-died

Krishnaswamy Subrahmanyam

2012: India court cancels 122 telecom licences issued by former minister A Raja, who is accused of mis-selling bandwidth in what has been called India’s biggest corruption scandal
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-16848844
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/02/world/asia/india-phone-scandal/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

2016: Pakistani short story writer, novelist, journalist and poet Intizar Husain passed away at 92
http://www.dawn.com/news/1236988/intizar-hussain-passes-away

 

On 2 February in Southeast Asian history

1942-01-02 Les Japonais entrent dans Manille

ON 2 FEBRUARY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on February 2, 2018

1820: Death of Gia Long, Emperor of Vietnam since 1802, born on February 8, 1762
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia_Long

1861: St Théophane Vénard (one of Vietnamese Martyrs) is beheaded
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th%C3%A9ophane_V%C3%A9nard
http://www.voith-usa.com/SemPix/PixVenard/Venard_Theophane/index.html

1899: The National Citizen’s Army is founded by the Malolos Republic
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/911/today-in-philippine-history-february-2-1899-the-national-citizens-army-was-founded-under-the-malolos-republic

1916: Birth of Vietnamese poet Xuan Dieu who died on December18, 1985
http://vietnamnews.vn/life-style/282097/vietnamese-king-of-love-poetry-xuan-dieu-seen-as-a-pioneer.html#qsBGXzjt3UAjTmIh.97
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xu%C3%A2n_Di%E1%BB%87u

1917: Birth of Do Muoi, ex General Secretary of the Communist party of Vietnam (1991-1997)
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/Nguyen_Van_Linh.aspx
http://everything.explained.today/Do_Muoi/

1933: Birth of Than Shwe, president of Myanmar State peace and Development Council since April 23, 1992 to March 30, 2011
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/profilesofasianleaders/p/ProfThanShwe.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Than_Shwe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6YPsycc6Lc

1942: The Philippine capital of Manila is captured by Japanese forces during World War II
http://corregidor.org/_morton/html/lm_04_05.htm

1942-01-02 Les Japonais entrent dans Manille

1974: Khmer Rouges bomb Phnom-Penh, making 17 dead

1987: After the 1986 People Power Revolution, the Philippines current constitution is adopted by 76,37% of the voters (in effect on February 11)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_Power_Revolution
http://www.lawphil.net/consti/cons1987.html

2011: Indonesia files terrorism charges against cleric Abu Bakar Bashir for coordinating and financing an armed training camp in the northern Sumatran province of Aceh
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/03/world/asia/03indo.html?_r=1&ref=asia

 

On 2 February in Japan’s history

ON 2 FEBRUARY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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Updated on February 2, 2018

1536: Birth of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, a Sengoku period daimyo who unified Japan. He died on September 18, 1598
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyotomi_Hideyoshi

1580: Death of Bessho Nagaharu, Japanese daimyo, born in 1558
http://wiki.samurai-archives.com/index.php?title=Bessho_Nagaharu

1868: Pro-Imperial forces capture Osaka Castle from the Tokugawa shogunate and burned it to the ground
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fall_of_Osaka_castle

1937: Koki Hirota, Japanese Prime Minister since March 1936 is replaced by Senjuro Hayashi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dki_Hirota
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senj%C5%ABr%C5%8D_Hayashi

1947: Birth of Yukio Hatoyama, Japanese politician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yukio_Hatoyama

1984: Birth of Renn Kiriyama, Japanese actor
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renn_Kiriyama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lh5WdsE8fg

2013: Shinzō Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister vows to defend the Senkaku Islands « at all costs »
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/lVkdNZK6bMrg8CNZylNv1M/Japan-PM-vows-to-repel-provocations-amid-island-row.html

 

 

On 2 February in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

1958 Grand Bond

ON 2 FEBRUARY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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Updated on February 2, 2018

1421: Ming Dynasty officially moved the capital to Beijing
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/1174.html

1848: First ship load of Chinese arrive in San Francisco

1895: Birth of Chen Cheng-po, Taiwanese painter, killed on March 25, 1947
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_Cheng-po
http://www.google.fr/search?q=Chen+Cheng-po&hl=fr&rlz=1G1ACAW_FRFR414&prmd=imvns&source=lnms&tbm=isch&ei=CZspT93_EMnZ0QH1-9XFAg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=2&ved=0CBQQ_AUoAQ&biw=1192&bih=543

Chen_Cheng_po

1953: US President Eisenhower announces the withdrawal of US navy and the end of the neutralization of Taiwan

1958: The Chinese Communist Party Central Committee launches the “Great Leap Forward ». 45 millions will die
http://www.ncas.rutgers.edu/mao-and-great-leap-forward
http://chineseposters.net/themes/great-leap-forward.php
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/opinion/16iht-eddikotter16.html

1958 Grand Bond

1980: Birth of Zhang Jingchu, Chinese actress
http://yummycelebrities.com/2006/03/25/zhang-jingchu/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4Z73AIwaQ8

1997: Death of General Qin Jiwei, Chinese Minister of Defence (1988-1992), born in 1914 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-qin-jiwei-1279287.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qin_Jiwei

Qin Jiwei

2009: A protester threws a shoe at Wen Jiabao during a speech at Cambridge University and called the Chinese prime minister a « dictator »
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7865868.stm

2013: Shinzō Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister vows to defend the Senkaku Islands « at all costs »
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/lVkdNZK6bMrg8CNZylNv1M/Japan-PM-vows-to-repel-provocations-amid-island-row.html

2016: Pope extends new olive branch to China in bid to mend ties
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/pope-extends-new-olive-branch-to-china-in-bid-to-mend-ties/article28510552/