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SoutheastAsiaandChina:

SoutheastAsiaandChina:

MainlandandIslandPerspectives
MainlandandIslandPerspectives
Sophal
Sophal

Ear,PhD
Ear,PhD
AssistantProfessor
AssistantProfessor
USNavalPostgraduateSchool
USNavalPostgraduateSchool
PACFLTRSEP
PACFLTRSEP
16July2011
16July2011
DimensionsofChineseInfluence
Garments,construction,telecommunications,

fiberoptics,pharmaceuticals,goldmining,oil,

agroindustry
Younameit.
Butwhy?
ChinasGeopolitical

Interests
DamningtheMekong
PerennialDroughts:ClimateChangeor
PerennialDroughts:ClimateChangeor

ChineseDams?CambodianPMsaysnot
ChineseDams?CambodianPMsaysnot

China!
China!
1999:SpeakingofChineseLargess
1999:SpeakingofChineseLargess

CambodianSenateComplex
CambodianSenateComplex

(whichhasitsowngolfrange)
(whichhasitsowngolfrange)
2009:Tomb
2009:Tomb

likeCouncilofMinistersBuilding
likeCouncilofMinistersBuilding
NotJustArchitecturalMonstrosities
20052007Chinadelivered

15patrolboatstoCambodia

tobolsteritsageingfleet.
AFP:The[latest]handover

camelessthanamonth

beforetheexpectedvisitof

theAmericanwarshipUSS

Essex,thelatestinaseries

ofhighprofileUSNavy

stopsinCambodia.
Moneytoo
Moneytoo


ChinasurpassedtheUS
ChinasurpassedtheUS

asadonortoCambodia
asadonortoCambodia

in2006,whentheUS
in2006,whentheUS

disbursed$51million
disbursed$51million


$600millionin
$600millionin

aid
aid


oftencited
oftencited


$1.2billionin
$1.2billionin

investment
investment


signedin
signedin

December2009during
December2009during

visitofChina'sVice
visitofChina'sVice

PresidentXi
PresidentXi
Jinping
Jinping
Uyghurs

vs.Trucksvs.$1.2bn.
"IftheUSgivesus

theequipment,we

arehappy.Andif

theywon'tgiveitto

us,itisalsogood.
Khieu

Kanharith,

Cambodiangovt

spokesman
December2009:Daybefore$1.2bnfromChina,20

ethnicUyghurs

sentbacktoChina
April2010consequences:200UStrucksandtrailers

forCambodiacancelled
EngagedButNotMarried
EngagedButNotMarried

Itistherights[
Itistherights[
sic
sic
]ofU.S.
]ofU.S.


toeitherdonateor
toeitherdonateor

suspendsuchassistance.Cambodiaisimplementingits
suspendsuchassistance.Cambodiaisimplementingits

ownpolicyandlawswithintheframeworks[
ownpolicyandlawswithintheframeworks[
sic
sic
]offull
]offull

sovereignty
sovereignty


ThatmeansU.S.canimplementtheir
ThatmeansU.S.canimplementtheir

policyandwecanimplementours.
policyandwecanimplementours.

Koy
Koy

Kong,spokesmanforMinistryofForeignAffairs
Kong,spokesmanforMinistryofForeignAffairs

andInternationalCooperationtoldXinhua
andInternationalCooperationtoldXinhua


May2010:257militarytrucksand50,000military
May2010:257militarytrucksand50,000military

uniformsdonatedbyChina
uniformsdonatedbyChina

Theyareallbrand
Theyareallbrand

newtrucks...fromthefactory.
newtrucks...fromthefactory.

CambodianPM
CambodianPM