We talk about the drunken aged expats and methheads being the scourge of Cambodia, but is it the river of people (or so it seems from the daily posts on Facebook pages) wanting to enter Cambodia to teach English language that will be the first victims, followed by those already here?
With the changes occurring in Cambodia, could we expect to have Cambodia tell English language TEFLers/TESL/TESOLers etc. to leave as local teachers are fit for purpose - perhaps retaining a token 2 western teachers in larger language schools such as ACE?
https://asia.nikkei.com/magazine/201703 ... f-Cambodia (Mar17)Just a few blocks from the Royal Palace, in the traditional heart of downtown Phnom Penh, sits one of Cambodia's most renowned Chinese schools. Over the past century, the Tuan Hoa School has witnessed the many ups and downs of the capital. Today, it has front-row seats to an unprecedented boom.
Run by a local ethnic Chinese organization, the school is one of the largest Mandarin-speaking elementary and junior high schools outside China and Taiwan. It currently has more than 11,000 students, including those at its branch campus. For Loeung Sokmenh, headmaster of the main campus, things have improved to an astonishing degree. She has been a faculty member there since the school reopened in 1992 after being forced to close in 1970.
Or will it be the NGOs first? The largest number of NGOs per capita of any country in the world. With ever strengthening ties with China, could NGOs expect to finally be pushed out in force?
source: https://www.globalsecurity.org/military ... el-prc.htmIn October 2016, President Xi made an official visit and left behind $237 million in new aid. Some political analysts said the increasing aid from China reflected a shift in Cambodia’s international politics toward an Asian neighbor that had no qualms about human rights abuses. Human Rights Watch reported that during 2016, Hun Sen and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) “significantly escalated persecution on political grounds."