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Political parties start campaigns for commune elections in Cambodia

The Cambodia news - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 5:05am

PHNOM PENH, May 21 (Xinhua) -- Political parties in Cambodia began a two-week campaign on Saturday for the fifth commune elections, which will be held on June 5, a National Election Committee (NEC) official said.

Seventeen political parties have contested in the upcoming elections, with the ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and the opposition Candlelight Party being the major contestants.

The campaign

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30 rare Royal Turtles hatch in captivity in Cambodia

The Cambodia news - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 7:05pm

PHNOM PENH, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Thirty nearly extinct Royal Turtle babies hatched in an artificial sandbank at the Koh Kong Reptile Conservation Center (KKRCC) in southwest Cambodia's Koh Kong province last week, a conservationist group said on Friday.

This is the second time that Royal Turtles have laid eggs in captivity in Cambodia, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in Cambodia said in a press statement.<

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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, May 20

The Cambodia news - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 6:05pm

HONG KONG -- John Lee on Friday thanked the central government for appointing him as the sixth-term chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

The State Council, China's cabinet, made the decision of appointment at a meeting on Friday. (Hong Kong-John Lee-Pledge)

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COLOMBO -- Sri Lanka will soon implement laws banning anyone from holding foreign currency notes ove

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Vietnam reports 1,587 new COVID-19 cases

The Cambodia news - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 1:44pm

HANOI, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 1,587 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, down by 128 from Thursday, according to its Ministry of Health.

All the new infections were domestically transmitted in 51 provinces and cities.

The Vietnamese capital Hanoi was the pandemic hotspot with 373 new cases recorded on Friday, followed by the northern Phu Tho province with 102 and the northern Vinh Phuc province with

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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1000 GMT, May 20

The Cambodia news - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 12:05pm

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistani experts are foreseeing a new wave of inflation after the U.S. dollar touched an all-time high against the local currency by zooming past 200 rupees.

According to the Forex Association of Pakistan, the U.S. dollar traded at 200.50 rupees on Friday, continuing its upward trend after crossing the 200 mark on Thursday. (Pakistan-Economy-Inflation)

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Landmines pose threat to over 1 mln people in Cambodia

The Cambodia news - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 10:30am

SIEM REAP, Cambodia, May 20 (Xinhua) -- More than 1 million people in Cambodia still live in fear and work in areas contaminated by mines and explosive remnants of war (ERWs), a senior official said here on Friday.

Ly Thuch, first vice president of the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority, said landmines and ERWs still continue to kill, injure and traumatize people, and severely impede social an

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Mekong River sees higher water levels this year

The Cambodia news - Ven, 20/05/2022 - 8:55am

VIENTIANE, May 20 (Xinhua) -- The Mekong River passing several countries in Southeast Asia has recorded higher water levels this year after four straight years of low flow and droughts.

Over the first four months of 2022, the river level was recorded at the highest in several years in part as a result of increased rainfall, the local daily Vientiane Times on Friday reported, citing data from the Mekong River Com

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Vietnam reports 1,716 new COVID-19 cases, one death

The Cambodia news - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 6:23pm

HANOI, 19th May, 2022 (WAM) -- Vietnam has reported 1,716 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, including one imported case, taking the national tally of affections to 10,704,524, according to the Ministry of Health.

During the day 9,587 corona patients were recovered, bringing the number of recover

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China's Gansu reports trade growth with RCEP members

The Cambodia news - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 6:05pm

LANZHOU, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Northwest China's Gansu Province saw its trade with members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) grow 12.6 percent year on year to 3.85 billion yuan (about 570 million U.S. dollars) during the first four months this year, according to the Lanzhou Customs.

From January to April, major goods exported from Gansu to RCEP member countries such as Japan, Thailand, Vietn

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Vietnam to play Thailand in SEA Games men's soccer final

The Cambodia news - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 6:05pm

HANOI, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam, host of the ongoing 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games), will face Thailand in the event's men's soccer final.

The Vietnam national under-23 soccer team defeated Malaysia 1-0 at Viet Tri Stadium in the northern Phu Tho Province on Thursday night, while Thailand beat Indonesia 1-0 in the other semifinal at Thien Truong Stadium in the northern Nam Dinh Province on the same day

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Vietnam reports 1,716 new COVID-19 cases

The Cambodia news - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 1:44pm

HANOI, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam recorded 1,716 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, down by 115 from Wednesday, according to its Ministry of Health.

Among the new infections, one was an imported case and the rest were domestically transmitted cases reported in 48 provinces and cities.

The Vietnamese capital Hanoi remained the pandemic hotspot with 381 new cases recorded on Thursday, followed by the central N

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Xebia announces the winners of its Blog-a-thon initiative in collaboration with Microsoft

The Cambodia news - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 10:55am
Gurugram (Haryana) [India], May 19 (ANI/Mediawire): Xebia, the US-headquartered IT consultancy today announced the winnersof its unique Blog-a-thon contest in association with Microsoft and GitHub. The blog-a-thon was a platform to spread knowledge and give anopportunity to people to express their ideas and thoughts around technology. The contest invited professionals across three categories including students, software d
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China's Illegal Rosewood Trade with Mali Under Scrutiny

The Cambodia news - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 10:35am

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - A cursory Google search for 'rosewood furniture China' brings up plenty of sites selling the luxury item, but most buyers are likely unaware that their treasured table or chair could be the product of a rampant illegal trade in the protected tree species - one which is decimating forests in West Africa, facilitating elephant poaching, and even aiding jihadi groups.

Between May 2020 an

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Cambodian, Indian PMs hold talks via video link

The Cambodia news - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 10:30am

PHNOM PENH, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen has held talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi via video link, discussing bilateral ties as well as regional and international issues, Cambodia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

During their conversation on Wednesday, Modi commended the Cambodian government for the successful prevention and control of the COVID-19 pandemic

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What to Expect From Biden's Trip to Asia

The Cambodia news - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 9:05am

WHITE HOUSE - U.S. President Joe Biden travels Thursday to South Korea and Japan - his first trip to Asia since taking office - following his summit with Southeast Asian leaders at the White House last week.

In Seoul, Biden will meet newly inaugurated South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, against the backdrop of North Korea's ballistic missile tests and coronavirus outbreak.

In Tokyo, Biden will participate

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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 0600 GMT, May 19

The Cambodia news - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 8:05am

WELLINGTON -- New Zealand released Budget 2022 on Thursday, which will help build "a high wage, low emissions economy that provides greater economic security, while providing support to households affected by cost-of-living pressures," said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

The Budget eases the impact of global inflation on families, Ardern said in a statement, adding that the cost-of-living package contained in th

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Laos reopens int'l border in north

The Cambodia news - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 7:05am

VIENTIANE, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Lao citizens, foreigners and stateless people now can enter Laos through the international border checkpoint in northern Laos' Bokeo province but must continue to comply with COVID-19 prevention measures after arriving in the country.

Northern Laos' Bokeo province is a travel hub in China, Myanmar and Thailand.

Bokeo province issued a notice about the reopening of the border

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Laos records 102 mln USD in trade deficit in April

The Cambodia news - Gio, 19/05/2022 - 6:30am

VIENTIANE, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Laos recorded a trade deficit of 102 million U.S. dollars in April, the first trade deficit to be recorded in 2022 after three successive months of a trade surplus.

The total value of trade in April amounted to 950 million U.S. dollars, of which 424 million U.S. dollars was exports and 526 million U.S. dollars was imports, according to the latest information from the Lao Trade Porta

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PM Modi holds virtual meet with Cambodian counterpart, highlights historical, civilizational links

The Cambodia news - Mer, 18/05/2022 - 8:37pm
New Delhi [India], May 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a virtual meeting with his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, discussing the entire range of bilateral issues between the two countries including cooperation in the fields of trade and investment, human resource development, defence and security among other things. PM Modi congratulated Cambodia on assuming the C
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Cambodian, Chinese entrepreneurs meet to explore business opportunities

The Cambodia news - Mer, 18/05/2022 - 2:18pm

PHNOM PENH, May 18 (Xinhua) -- The 2022 Cambodia-China Trade and Investment Forum was convened in a hybrid format here on Wednesday, exploring ways to further boost business relations between the two countries.

Held under the theme "Share Development Opportunities and Create Regional Prosperity," the half-day forum was attended by some 100 business executives in person and dozens of others via video link.

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