Chinese Embassy Advises Caution In Sihanoukville

*The following is another translation from a popular blog among the Chinese expat community in Cambodia.

Recently, criminal cases and violent incidents in Xigang (Sihanoukville/Westport) have occurred frequently, with many (Chinese) compatriots unfortunately injured.

On the 2nd August, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Chinese Embassy in Cambodia issued an important reminder to all Chinese citizens who travel to Westport to act cautiously. The original text (translated) is as follows:

Recently, Sihanoukville (also known as “Westport”) in Cambodia, has been under public security, involving vicious criminal cases and violent attacks on Chinese citizens and causing the deaths of Chinese citizens.

The Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Chinese Embassy in Cambodia reminded Chinese citizens to pay close attention to the local social security situation in Westport and cautiously travel to Westport. Remind Chinese citizens in Westport to strengthen their security risks and avoid night-time travel. Be sure to stay away from pornography, gambling and poisoning (?) to ensure their personal safety.

In case of emergency, please report to the Cambodian local police and contact the Chinese Embassy in Cambodia for assistance.

In view of the special circumstances of the relevant areas, such as Chinese citizens who insist on going after the release of this reminder, the parties may face higher security risks which may affect the effectiveness of their assistance. The expenses incurred by such assistance shall be borne by the individual.

Emergency help phone:

Cambodia alarm number: 117

Cambodian Foreign Helpline: 031-2012345

Consular Protection and Assistance at the Embassy of Cambodia: 023-210206

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Global Consular Protection and Service Emergency Hotline: +86-10-12308 or +86-10-59913991

As we all know, Westport accounts for half of the number of casinos in Cambodia . The frequent movement of people has promoted the economic development to a certain extent, but it also brought many social problems, such as ‘yellow’ gambling, kidnapping for extortion, house arrest, usury and so on.

Regarding the security problem of the Westport, since the new Governor of Westport took office, he has severely cracked down on illegal behavior. The Westport authorities have also stepped up their efforts. A multi-departmental joint night team was dispatched patrols in high-security areas to conduct night patrols to ensure security in Westport. .

Although China and Cambodia continue to strengthen joint law enforcement and strictly crack down on Chinese transnational crimes in Cambodia, there are still many illegal criminals who commit crimes.

The Cambodian network (*source blog) reminds everyone that we must pay attention to safety and avoid going out at night. In addition, remind relatives and friends who plan to go to Xigang to be cautious. In addition, we must actively comply with local laws and regulations and do not commit crimes in Cambodia.

7 thoughts on “Chinese Embassy Advises Caution In Sihanoukville

  • August 4, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    All the Chinese cause big problems here now they are worried about it. WTF
    Building stuff with no approval, human trafficking, money laundering the list goes on and on.

    • August 4, 2019 at 3:31 pm

      Unfortunately the Chinese have ruined a fabulous holiday place and ruined the local Khmer’s way of life

      • August 4, 2019 at 4:36 pm

        Just returned from Cambodia and what a beautiful country, traveled through Sinhoukville and what a mess the Chinese have made of the place, also they are planning to build a military base which has already being approved by all accounts, Please wake up Cambodia they only want your country and a line of defence for there country, England,USA,Australia,France,Germany you all need to step in and fund this country through United Nations.

        • August 4, 2019 at 5:07 pm

          Is Cambodia the home of Khmers and their culture? No, its now Chinatown and full of criminals.

      • August 4, 2019 at 5:03 pm

        I totally agree. ALL the westerners left town when the Chinese arrived to destroy Sihanoukville. And what FOOL calls it West Port. How stupid is that. The government allowed these THUGS to destroy a beautiful place.

  • August 5, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Since when is Sihanoukville Westport? What the heck is Xigang? Chinese neocolonialism at its finest folks, renaming the place before they have even officially annexed the country.

  • August 5, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    One has to be blind and entirely stupid to not see the downfall of Cambodia. Like a frog in a warming pot, the corrupt officials might think themselves fat and happy but soon they will be cooked. The Chinese government plays the usual liar game, warning Chinese of the dangers to them in Cambodia but it is they who are the danger, raping the country while the top dogs play the violin.
    They will be in danger once the people have had enough. Electricity is now insufficient because the Casinos suck it dry. The infrastructure is a mess but the Chinese say they are helping. Yes, they help. They help themselves. Then they do not use Khmer services, restaurants, etc. the Westerners who tipped, spent on Khmer businesses are gone, leaving the. Blood suckers to ruin the country. This is their pattern throughout much of the world. Goodbye, Cambodia. You are now China.


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