Chinese economic growth 'not a threat'

Updated: 2007-11-07 19:22

PHNOM PENH -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Wednesday the Chinese economic growth is good for the region and the world, and it is not a threat to other countries.

Chinese economic growth has helped to push the economic growth for other countries like Cambodia, Hun Sen told Cambodia's Investment, Trade, and Infrastructure 2007 Roundtable Forum attended by about 600 local and foreign business people.

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"I disagreed with some people who said they are concerned about Chinese influences in the region and the world," he said, adding that Cambodia needs more investors from China.

Hun Sen said that if possible, Cambodia needs about one million Chinese tourists to come and visit the country, adding that about one million Chinese tourists visited Singapore last year.

Cambodia is likely to attract 2 million tourists this year, increasing 19 percent compared with last year, he said.

The Cambodian economic growth depends on garment, construction, tourism and agriculture sectors, Hun Sen said, adding that the service sector also plays a key role.

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