Cambodian town of Sihanoukville scarred by Chinese influence

Author: South China Morning Post

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Cambodia is increasingly looking away from the West and more towards China as it seeks partners in its economic development. Nowhere is this more evident than in the southern seaside town of Sihanoukville. Once famed for its beautiful beaches, the town has been dramatically changed by massive construction projects including many hotels and casinos. Much of the change comes as a result of the growing influence of Chinese nationals, who have reshaped the town and surrounding province with their investment and very presence.While some locals have benefited from the Chinese influx, many others say they are being left behind.

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