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Belt and Road

In Cambodia, even debt-free roads lead to more Chinese influence

Beijing-funded $2bn expressway raises questions about costs and benefits

China has been investing in Cambodia's Sihanoukville, which will soon be linked to Phnom Penh with an expressway funded entirely by a Chinese state company.   © Reuters

PHNOM PENH -- A Chinese state construction company is building Cambodia's first expressway -- without saddling the Southeast Asian country with a pile of new debt.

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