20 January 2020
THIS WEEK IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Boom or bust.

This week we look at the shifting fortunes of communities across Southeast Asia, starting with the Vietnamese city of Hai Phong. In recent years, the once traditional industrial port has increasingly shifted to become a modern economic hub leading Vietnam’s foreign direct investment drive. While on Wednesday we wrap up our eight-week collaborative series with Future Forum with an interview with the think-tank’s founder Ou Virak, where he discusses his predictions for Cambodia in the decades to come. On Thursday we look at the latest happenings in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville, with the once-boom-town now shaken as Chinese investors and residents leave the city in droves. Read last week’s editorial

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