Friday, December 31, 2021 (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM) (GMT+8)
WHAT: "China, Cambodia, and the BRI" by Mary Kay Magistad, the Asia Society Center on US-China Relations; moderated by Dawn Wei Tan and followed by QA (online)
WHEN: Jan. 5, 2022 Wednesday 8:00-9:00 PM Beijing Standard time
MORE ABOUT THE EVENT: Cambodia and China have a long and complex relationship, from ancient cultural, diplomatic and trade ties, through China's support of the Khmer Rouge, to Cambodia now being a reliable ally of China's in ASEAN, and a vital strategic part of China's Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast Asia. Journalist Mary Kay Magistad has covered both China and Cambodia for decades, based first in Bangkok, then in Beijing. In this talk, she'll explain why and how Cambodia now matters to China, and why Chinese support matters to Cambodia's leaders.