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Cambodian Labour in Chinese-Owned Enterprises in Sihanoukville : An Insight into the Living and Working Conditions of Cambodian Labourers in the Construction, Casino and Manufacturing Sectors

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  • - 2020, vol. 2, no. 2, p. Forum: 2.2
English China is by far Cambodia’s largest foreign investor. These investments are said to have had a huge impact on Cambodia’s economic, political, cultural, and physical landscape. Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s largest coastal city, has seen particularly massive inflows of Chinese investment, especially in the casino, construction and manufacturing sectors. Based on semi-structured interviews, this article investigates the impact of Chinese investments on working conditions of Cambodian workers. We find that conditions are generally bad and wages are low. We argue, however, that this is the case regardless of the nationality of the firm and that there is little difference between Chinese and non-Chinese enterprises with regard to working conditions and labour rights for Cambodian workers.
Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines
Département de travail social, politiques sociales et développement global
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