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Economy

Chinese cash fuels a gambling boom in a Cambodian backwater

Frenzied development threatens Sihanoukville's future as a resort spot

The Jin Bei Casino hotel, which opened earlier this year, is one of Sihanoukville's newest properties targeting Chinese expats and tourists. (Photo by George Styllis)

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia Once a sleepy backwater, this southern coastal city is now ringing with the sound of construction.

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