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Joyeux Anniversaire

An Interview with Olivier Planchon, director of the Institut Français. The French cultural centre is celebrating its 20th anniversary of operations in Cambodia this year What events have you got lined up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Institut Français? Many throughout the year, with a special focus this month. On April 6, we’ll


Stand by me

Sino-Cambodian relations have moved beyond an innocent courtship “We will be back.” It was with these immortal words that, on March 25 1970, Chinese Ambassador Kang Maozhao boarded a Swiss Air flight to escape the US-backed Lon Nol regime that had seized Phnom Penh. His comment was to prove rather prescient: four decades later, China


Taking stock

The new exchanges in Cambodia and Laos seem promising, but can they keep volatility at bay? When the Laos stock exchange began trading in just two listings on January 11, not only did it rank as the smallest in the world, it was also the best performer by some distance. In just 17 days of


Shanghai on show: Shanghai World Expo 2010

Despite the stunning architecture, Critics argue the Shanghai World Expo 2010 has failed to deliver a better city or a better life. The Shanghai World Expo 2010 has been talked up as the best World Expo ever by the one-party state, who regard the $50 billion event as a statement of status in world affairs.


The mighty bean

Southeast Asia has succumbed to the world’s most popular stimulant, and now it’s getting ready to take its own coffee buzz to the world. Take a closer look at that cup of dark liquid you hold in your hand every morning. It’s one of 730 billion cups that will be consumed worldwide this year. It’s