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The European Union on Wednesday announced plans to suspend tariff-free access for around one-fifth of Cambodia’s exports to its market, citing drastic rollbacks on democracy and human rights in the Southeast Asian nation. The partial suspension of preferential trade status Cambodia enjoys under the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme for developing nations would affect around
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Vietnam’s Ministry of Health Tuesday confirmed the country’s 15th case of novel coronavirus on Tuesday, while the fishing and tourist industries in China’s populous Southeast Asian neighbor expressed concern about the economic impact of a prolonged outbreak. The newest patient is a three-month-old baby who contracted the virus from the patient’s grandmother. State media reported
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A Cambodian monk belonging to the ethnic Khmer Krom minority group has been left stranded in Vietnam after Vietnamese police seized his passport, leaving him effectively stateless and unable to return home, according to several sources. Seun Ty, a Cambodian citizen after moving there from Vietnam in 2003, had been visiting family and friends in
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Vietnam raised its tally of coronavirus cases to 13, while authorities in Myanmar continued to search for missing Chinese travelers from Wuhan, the outbreak epicenter, as China’s Southeast Asian neighbors wrestled with the economic and health consequences of the deadly outbreak. Hanoi’s health ministry reported Friday that one worker among eight who returned from Wuhan,
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Scholars and rights activists in Cambodia are urging Cambodia to more carefully consider Prime Minister Hun Sen’s decision not to cancel flights from China for economic reasons amid the novel coronavirus scare. On Monday, Cambodia became the latest country to confirm a case of coronavirus, announcing that a Chinese national in the coastal city of
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The economic risks associated with banning flights from China is far deadlier than the potential spread of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) believed to have originated in China’s Wuhan city, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday, downplaying reports about the severity of the epidemic. On Monday, Cambodia became the latest country to confirm a case
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Southeast Asian countries are tightening controls and stepping up screening of travelers this week as China’s neighbors brace for possible cases of novel coronavirus amid a heavy flow of Chinese tourists during Lunar Year holidays. Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam have reported relatively few cases of novel coronavirus, officially termed nCoV-2019 (Wuhan) by the World Health Organization,
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Many Chinese fearing infection from the spreading Wuhan coronavirus have traveled by plane to Tibet this week, including many from Wuhan who left the city just ahead of a travel ban imposed on Jan. 22, sources say. Speaking to RFA’s Tibetan Service on Friday, a Tibetan returning home by air from Shanghai said that most
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Poor sanitation and cramped quarters could lead to an epidemic at internment camps in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), experts said Thursday, as state media confirmed the region’s first two cases of the new coronavirus traced to Hubei province. Chinese state media cited local health authorities in the XUAR as saying that a
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