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Chanrith Ngin

Dr Chanrith Ngin is an Honorary Academic at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. He was a Wang Gungwu Visiting Fellow at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and

Articles by Chanrith Ngin (3)

The Undetermined Costs and Benefits of Cambodia’s Engagement with China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Chanrith Ngin

This Long Read argues that despite common perceptions of Cambodia as a ‘client state’ of China due to its dependence on Chinese aid and investment, Cambodia does exercise agency and has been diversifying its donors and investors to meet its economic needs.

The G7’s Global Infrastructure and Investment Drive: Not So Attractive For Southeast Asia

Chanrith Ngin

The Group of 7’s new infrastructure and investment drive seeks to provide what Southeast Asia needs, such as financing for hard infrastructure. But the need for multiple stakeholders and financing issues might not garner much buy-in from the region.

Having it Both Ways? Cambodia’s Superpower Balancing Act

Chanrith Ngin

The Cambodian People’s Party needs China, Cambodia’s top donor and investor, to sustain economic growth and reduce poverty to win the next election, which is vital to its legitimacy.