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China transforms frontier neighbours with cash for rails to power

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 05:50

Buddhist monks walking past portraits of China's President, Xi Jinping (left), and Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni in Phnom Penh. Two-way commerce climbed to US$4.8 billion last year.


CHINA'S investment is transforming its smaller South-east Asian neighbours like never before while helping turn Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar into bigger destinations for its exports.

That's driving some of the world's fastest economic growth rates and providing Chinese

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