China backs Hun Sen's 'development path' after dissolution of Cambodia opposition


Cambodia's Supreme Court dissolved the country's main opposition party at the request of the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen ahead of elections next year.
Cambodia's Supreme Court dissolved the country's main opposition party at the request of the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen ahead of elections next year.PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China said on Friday (Nov 17) it supports Cambodia in pursuing its own development path, after Cambodia's Supreme Court dissolved the country's main opposition party at the request of the government of Prime Minister Hun Sen ahead of elections next year.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang made the comment at a daily news briefing in Beijing.

The United States has promised "concrete steps" against Cambodia and the European Union raised a threat to vital trade preferences after the ruling.