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Chinese investment in Cambodian province increases crime rate, says governor

PHNOM PENH: China’s growing presence and investment in a fast-developing Cambodian port and province have pushed up the crime rate and brought instability, its governor said in a letter to the government. Anti-China comments are rare in a country that has welcomed Chinese investment with open arms. Prime Minister Hun Sen is a close Beijing ally and China is Cambodia’s biggest source of foreign direct investment by far. Preah Sihanoukville province in the southwest has seen a construction boom in recent years supported…