Observers say that without careful management of loans and aid, Phnom Penh will become obligated to Beijing.
An NGO says the government must better specify what businesses can be operated by foreign nationals.
Meanwhile, arrest warrants are issued for acting opposition chief Sam Rainsy and seven other officials.
The defendants and their lawyer question the decision, saying the court lacks evidence of wrongdoing.
Analysts advise that the government resume drills with the US, to balance Cambodia’s foreign policy.
The casino and hotel had poured raw sewage into the sea, polluting local beaches, sources said.
Activists say it is rare for the ministry to act, but that it should have moved sooner.
Analyst says the raid and the arrest are politically motivated
They were charged with 'incitement' after publicly supporting plans by exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy to return home.
Lawyer says they feared unfair trials in the court system.
Soldiers tear down homes and arrest villagers to support a company's claim to disputed land, sources say.
A local NGO calls the move an act of intimidation and violation of the freedom of expression.
Critics say Hun Sen underscores Cambodian courts’ lack of independence.
He says that officials who break the law will be punished, as others are also disciplined for their roles in a forced eviction.
But observers say ballooning investment, loans and aid has left Phnom Penh beholden to Beijing.
The two men had been targeted by netizens after posting lavish displays of wealth on Facebook.
The drill is the largest with China on Cambodian soil since Cambodia canceled exercises with the US and Australia.
Bill would consider withdrawing duty-free treatment for $180 million in Cambodian exports to the U.S.