Chinese landgrabbing company
shuts down in Cambodia

February 2020

Rui Feng is Hengfu's largest subsidiary in Preah Vihear, Cambodia. It hosts the main facilities for the processing of sugar.
At the entrance of Rui Feng is an overview of its premises (left) and a map of Hengfu's economic land concession with demarcations on each subsidiary's coverage (right).
Subsidiaries of Guangdong Hengfu Group Sugar Industry Co., Ltd. in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia halted operations without public notice. The reason behind the closure is still unclear.
Nevertheless, Hengfu’s closure is a welcome development for the Khmer and Indigenous Kuy communities devastated by its operations. Since 2016, the USD 360 million Chinese
investment – supposedly among the largest sugar plants in Asia – has afflicted the lives and livelihood of the locals residing at its more than 36,000-hectare concession area.
The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) supported the campaign calling the pullout of Hengfu from Cambodia in previous years through a petition and an international fact-finding mission.
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