With official election results still to be announced, Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has already congratulated Prime Minister Hun Sen—a reliable ally of Beijing—on his victory at the polls. The Communist Party of China (CPC)—which presides over a one-party state without general elections—has also said the vote was “competitive, free, fair and transparent.” But following a huge reduction in popular support for Mr. Hun Sen in last month’s election, there are signs China may not be so ready to back Mr. Hun Sen’s government should his government fall out of favor. An opinion article published by China’s state-owned
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