The coastal city has received a lot of Chinese investment in recent years. Inside the China Project compound, at least 8,000 people are held prisoner, trained to commit Internet fraud. A Khmer Times investigation found that criminals are moving their activities to other parts of the country.

Phnom Penh (AsiaNews/Agencies) – From the outside they look like a dozen square buildings, residential complexes for Cambodian or foreign workers. In reality, the China Project hosts 8,000 to 10,000 slaves, people recruited by deception, held prisoner and forced to commit Internet fraud.

“Every Chinese person who spends more than a couple of months in Sihanoukville knows about it. They call it China City,” an anonymous source told the Khmer Times.

A group of entrepreneurs who bought the entire area after Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen banned gambling in 2019 is behind the crime syndicate.

Sihanoukville has changed in recent years. Before Chinese…

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