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Chinese PM Li Heads Home From Cambodia After Another Round of Diplomatic Speed Dating

China's Prime Minister Li Keqiang addressed regional leaders during the ASEAN-China Summit as part of the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits in Phnom Penh on November 11, 2022. TANG CHHIN Sothy / AFP

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang wrapped up a six-day visit to Cambodia on Sunday at the conclusion of a pair of regional summits where he also held a number of sideline bilaterals with both Asian and Pacific leaders:

  • SINGAPORE: Resolution of South China Sea tensions was among the top agenda items in talks between PM Li and his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien-long when the pair met on Friday. (THE STRAITS TIMES)
  • CAMBODIA: China and Cambodia will deepen law enforcement cooperation to crack down on human trafficking, online gambling and telecommunications scams that have taken hold in the Southeast Asian nation. (BLOOMBERG)
  • PHILIPPINES: President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. met informally, seemingly in passing, with PM Li and spoke briefly about the newly-elected president’s upcoming state visit to Beijing in early January. (GMA NEWS ONLINE)
  • JAPAN: In the most closely watched bilateral meeting of the weekend, Japanese PM Fumio Kishida’s talks with PM Li focused on re-establishing a sense of normalcy and stability to ties that have become increasingly contentious. (REUTERS)
  • AUSTRALIA: PM Anthony Albanese met with PM Li as part of an effort to get ties with China “back on track” and specifically to persuade Beijing to drop a number of sanctions that it imposed on Australian products. (9NEWS)


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