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    12 Pacific Rim Countries Sign TPP Trade Deal, But Roadblocks Remaini
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    10 February 2016
    Twelve Pacific Rim countries have set the stage for what may become the world's largest trading bloc. After more than five years of negotiations, the countries will meet to sign the TPP agreement Thursday. VOA Khmer's Hong Chenda narrates.

    12 Pacific Rim Countries Sign TPP Trade Deal, But Roadblocks Remain

    Twelve Pacific Rim countries have set the stage for what may become the world's largest trading bloc. After more than five years of negotiations, the countries will meet to sign the TPP agreement Thursday. VOA Khmer's Hong Chenda narrates.


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    Trade Meeting With ASEAN Ministers To Push More Investment, Official Says

    Alexander Feldman, president of the US-ASEAN Business Council, said the San Francisco meeting, sponsored by the US-ASEAN Business Council, is meant to “elevate the dialogue in the United States about the importance of ASEAN.”
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    ASEAN Trade Ministers To Meet With US Businessmen

    With its 626 million people, ASEAN has the second-fastest growing economy in Asia, after China, with an average growth rate of 5.6 percent and a combined GDP of $2.4 trillion.
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    Video Cambodia Aims Higher in Manufacturing Sector

    Along with agriculture and tourism, garment manufacturing has helped Cambodia’s economy to become one of the fastest growing in the region.
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    VOA Exclusive: US Ambassador Targets Improved US-Cambodian Trade Ties

    With the US-Cambodia relationship in the spotlight, VOA Khmer’s Neou Vannarin sat down for a comprehensive discussion on Wednesday with William A. Heidt, the American ambassador in Phnom Penh.
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    New US Ambassador Hopes to Improve Trade, Relations

    The US ambassador said Cambodia could consider joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a US-led trade pact that could open US markets further.
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    Can Hun Sen Help Cambodia Quit Smoking?

    Tobacco, which causes cancer of the lungs and other forms of the deadly disease, is a serious health problem in Cambodia.
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    VOA Exclusive: US Ambassador Targets Improved US-Cambodian Trade Ties

    With the US-Cambodia relationship in the spotlight, VOA Khmer’s Neou Vannarin sat down for a comprehensive discussion on Wednesday with William A. Heidt, the American ambassador in Phnom Penh.
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    In Long Beach, Health Is Foremost on the Minds of Many Voters

    Members of the community in Long Beach have struggled with mental health issues, many related to the trauma of Cambodia’s past.
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    Video ‘Good Prospects’ for Better US-Cambodia Relations, Hun Many Says

    Hun Many says the US and Cambodia have so far forged a good relationship but there is room for improvement.
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    Video Cambodia Open To Talks on ‘Every Issue’ With US, Ambassador Says

    As Cambodia prepares for an official visit from US Secretary of State John Kerry next week, the country’s US ambassador says it would consider joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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    In the Bronx, a Struggle for Cambodian Wave of Refugees

    Cambodian refugees had little support in the New York borough, where they faced “a life of poverty, bad housing, and watching their families struggle through welfare.
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    Southeast Asia >>>

    Trade Meeting With ASEAN Ministers To Push More Investment, Official Says

    Alexander Feldman, president of the US-ASEAN Business Council, said the San Francisco meeting, sponsored by the US-ASEAN Business Council, is meant to “elevate the dialogue in the United States about the importance of ASEAN.”
    More

    ASEAN Trade Ministers To Meet With US Businessmen

    With its 626 million people, ASEAN has the second-fastest growing economy in Asia, after China, with an average growth rate of 5.6 percent and a combined GDP of $2.4 trillion.
    More

    VOA Exclusive: US Ambassador Targets Improved US-Cambodian Trade Ties

    With the US-Cambodia relationship in the spotlight, VOA Khmer’s Neou Vannarin sat down for a comprehensive discussion on Wednesday with William A. Heidt, the American ambassador in Phnom Penh.
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    Despite Bright Spots, a Gloomy Outlook for Media Freedom in Southeast Asia

    Shawn Crispin, senior Southeast Asia representative at the Committee to Protect Journalists, sat down with VOA Khmer to talk about the outlook for independent reporting in Cambodia.
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    Put Don Sahong Dam on U.S.-ASEAN Agenda, Say Campaigners

    Civil society groups are calling for Laos’ Don Sahong hydropower dam project to be discussed when Southeast Asian leaders meet with U.S. President Barack Obama next week.
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    US Trip Could Help Balance Foreign Policy, Experts Say

    “If we can maintain a neutral stance and balance, we can gain from both sides,” says Chheang Vannarith, a lecturer in Asia-Pacific studies at Leeds University.
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    VOA Exclusive: US Ambassador Targets Improved US-Cambodian Trade Ties

    With the US-Cambodia relationship in the spotlight, VOA Khmer’s Neou Vannarin sat down for a comprehensive discussion on Wednesday with William A. Heidt, the American ambassador in Phnom Penh.
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    Khmer Rouge Tribunal Gets Brief Mention During Kerry’s Visit

    Before departing for China after a brief trip to Cambodia, US Secretary of State John Kerry highlighted the UN-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal, a court he helped negotiate.
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    At Landmine Museum, Grim Reminders of War

    The Cambodian Landmine Museum sits just outside of the tourism hub of Siem Reap, the gateway city to the famed temples of Angkor Wat.
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    Photogallery Survivor and Refugee Finds Healing in Writing Her Memoir

    “All I Heard Was My Sorrow” describes Ly Sambo's life under the Khmer Rouge and her flight to the US in the early 1980s.
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    Scholars Say Empathy, Forgiveness Key to Reconciling Khmer Rouge Crimes

    The discussion highlighted the contrast between the academics views on helpful forms of reconciliation and healing, and the efforts of the U.N.-backed Khmer Rouge tribunal toward the same goal.
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    Save Face (Movie: Just Go With It)i
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    03 November 2014
    You can say, "I can't believe he's not accepting responsibility for his mistakes. To 'save face' he continues to make excuses for himself." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish or www.khmer.voanews.com/maniandmori. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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    Video Save Face (Movie: Just Go With It)

    You can say, "I can't believe he's not accepting responsibility for his mistakes. To 'save face' he continues to make excuses for himself." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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    Video You've Got To Be Kidding (Movie: Bedtime Stories)

    You can say, "What? You lost your passport? So, you're stranded in a foreign country, where you don't speak the language and you don't know anyone? You've got to be kidding me, right?" What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
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    Video All Thumbs (Movie: Minority Report)

    You can say, "I was 'all thumbs' this morning when trying to tie this tie - I kept making mistakes and just couldn't figure a way to pull it together." What does it mean? Watch here.
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    Video Carry Out (Movie: Jane Eyre)

    You can say, "He has many strong qualities as a leader and under his leadership I think he will successfully 'carry out' the new mission and vision for this company." What does it mean? Watch here. For more videos - go to youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish.
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    Video A Wake Up Call (Movie: Limitless)

    You can say, "The visit to the doctor was definitely 'a wake up call' for him. The heavy drinking, smoking, and partying every night needs to stop." What does it mean? For more videos - go to www.youtube.com/KhmerSpecialEnglish. To contact Mani & Mori - write to them at maniandmori@gmail.com.
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