The groundbreaking ceremony for a new ship maintenance facility at Ream Naval Base, posted to Defense Minister Tea Banh's Facebook page on June 8, 2022.

Cambodia Breaks Ground on Ream Shipyard Amid Grumblings

Amid U.S. reports alleging Cambodia is giving space to the Chinese military at the Ream Naval Base, Defense Minister Tea Banh on Wednesday inaugurated construction on a major ship-maintenance facility there.

A sex trafficking victim in China uploaded a photo of the house she was forced to live in, in a Facebook post on November 28, 2020.

Cambodian Bride Trafficking to China Is Rising: Report

The Global Initiative report, based on interviews with survivors, families and civil society groups, said such trafficking had been on the rise due to the livelihood impacts of Covid-19 and heightened prevention measures in Vietnam that shifted more of the trade to Cambodia.

Hun Manith, the premier's second son and leader of RCAF's intelligence unit, wearing a uniform and mask in a photo posted May 21, 2021. (Facebook)

US Announces Arms Embargo, Hun Manith’s Unit Singled Out

The United States imposed an arms embargo on Cambodia for alleged rights violations and increasing Chinese military influence in the country, specifically targeting a military intelligence unit run by the prime minister’s son. 

The Cambodian Embassy in Beijing in 2008. (Wikimedia Commons)

Bride Rescues From China Number More Than One a Day

More than 300 trafficked Cambodian women were returned from China in the first nine months of the year, mostly after being scammed into marriages, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry.