The once sleepy seaside town of Sihanoukville on Cambodia’s south-west coast has been transformed by Chinese cash, but the rapid pace of development has divided locals and raised fears about China’s quest for power.
- Cambodia denies it has signed a secret deal to allow China to base troops at one of its naval bases
- Chinese investors have built casinos, resorts and an airport in Cambodia’s south-west
- US Vice-President Mike Pence has warned Cambodia about Chinese influence in the nation
The signs of Chinese influence are hard to miss here.