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Cambodia goes all-in on China in casino port city

Sihanoukville has become a focal point for Chinese investment; the gush of money is a bonanza for land owners there

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A steady trickle of Chinese money into Sihanoukville's casinos has now swelled to a tide that promises to remodel a city touted by developers as the first port of call on China's "Belt and Road".

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

BETWEEN Sihanoukville's beaches and its multiplying casinos, Lao Qi and Bun Saroeun run restaurants barely a hundred dusty metres apart. But their fortunes could not be more different.

For while the former is riding the Chinese boom that brought him and

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