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Cambodia: New riches on the coast

How a new Silk Road connecting transport hubs from Kenya to Kazakhstan is changing lives.

When it comes to South-East Asia, China’s presence is most felt in Sihanoukville. Cambodia’s once sleepy backpacker resort has been transformed by Chinese investment – the sheer speed of development has divided local opinion. Chatting to everyone from bus drivers to market stall holders about their experiences of a changing town, we ask, how has the Chinese influx affected the people of Sihanoukville?

Presenter: Scarlett Sok and Peter Shevlin
Producer: Peter Shevlin

(Photo: Public square with building construction in the background in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Credit: Tang Chhin Sothy/AFP/Getty Images)

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