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ឯកសារ​ប្រវត្តិ​សាស្ត្រ ៖ US and EU bolster threat of sanctions before Cambodian elections ថ្ងៃអង្គារ 26 ខែមិថុនា 2018

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As China makes Hun Sen rich, the West reminds him who buys his country’s exports

PHNOM PENH — As Cambodia tilts ever further toward Beijing, looming western sanctions are making many of its leaders, including Prime Minister Hun Sen, nervous.

The U.S. and Europe, whose markets buy almost two-thirds of Cambodia’s exports, are edging closer to taking away tariff-free access to their huge markets.

Now in his 34th year of power, Prime Minister Hun Sen has moved further into Beijing’s embrace. He also appears stronger than ever; late last year, a court dissolved the country’s main opposition party at the government’s request.

Both the U.S. and European Union have warned of harsh sanctions on top leaders as well as the cancellation of lucrative tariff-free access to their markets if the Cambodia National Rescue Party is not reinstated and its jailed leader, Kem Sokha, released before the July 29 national elections.

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