Chinese companies invest enormously in the Southeast Asian nation of Cambodia. They serve their own commercial interests, and at the same time help local economies grow. Yet a complex local political environment often makes their work difficult. How should they communicate with local NGOs? How should they ease people’s concerns and win over locals?
“Projects funded by the AIIB and B&R initiative can do much to fill the infrastructure gap in Cambodia but many concerns remain about standards surrounding these projects. These frameworks still leave much space for environmental, social, and political risks so they must be monitored closely from cradle to the grave.” Brian Eyler, deputy director of the Southeast Asia program at the Stimson Center in Washington DC, told the Global Times.
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