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Cambodia breaks ground on $2bn China-funded expressway

Four-lane Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville road strengthens Beijing's clout

A Chinese billboard is seen in the city center of Sihanoukville, Cambodia. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

PHNOM PENH -- Construction began Friday on Cambodia's first-ever expressway, a $2 billion Chinese-funded project that underscores the country's growing dependence on Beijing under strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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