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Insight: Cambodia goes all-in on China in casino port city

Reuters  |  SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia 

By Matthew Tostevin and Prak Chan ThulSIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (Reuters) - Between Sihanoukville's beaches and its multiplying casinos, "Lao Qi" and Bun Saroeun run restaurants barely a hundred dusty metres apart. But their fortunes could not be more different.For while Lao Qi is riding the Chinese boom that brought him and thousands of others from China to the Cambodian resort, Bun Saroeun's business was built on low-budget Western visitors. It is far less profitable and now he faces eviction.Sihanoukville starkly illustrates how Cambodia's ever tightening relationship with China is ...

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First Published: Thu, December 07 2017. 08:59 IST