Cambodia is Staging an Impressive Comeback

The sun set over Banlung city in Eastern Cambodia, on Feb. 5, 2015. Two decades after a devastating civil war, Cambodia's recovery is taking off. (Valentin Schmid/Epoch Times)
The sun set over Banlung city in Eastern Cambodia, on Feb. 5, 2015. Two decades after a devastating civil war, Cambodia's recovery is taking off. (Valentin Schmid/Epoch Times)

When a developing country loses 25 percent of its population, it’s hard to make a comeback. With the help of the international community, Cambodia is...

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