Cambodia and China have agreed to set up a think-tank charged with studying and preventing colour revolutions.
The announcement was made yesterday at a press conference after Prime Minister Hun Sen returned from the 14th China-Asean Expo in Guangxi province.
Kao Kim Huon, minister attached to the Prime Minister, said Mr Hun Sen had discussed ways to prevent colour revolutions with Chinese vice-premier Zhang Gaoli during his visit.
He added Cambodia had already appointed members of a think-tank to cooperate with China in researching colour revolutions.
“The group will exchange information and research,” Mr Kim Huon said. “Both sides want to understand more about the root causes of colour revolutions.”
Mr Kim Huon said the research is yet to begin, but the think-tank will study challenges in society and how they relate to colour revolutions before making policy recommendations to the government.
Yang Peou, secretary-general of the Royal Academy of Cambodia, supported the cooperation.
“This work will help Cambodia prevent a colour revolution, which would disrupt development,” he said.