Leader Khieu Samphan on International Integration, and the need for an autonomous economic development

To accept international integration is to accept a mechanism by which the structural imbalance will be aggravated, an aggravation which could end in a violent explosion, seeing that it cannot fail to become insupportable for an ever greater part of the population. Indeed, the latter is already aware of the contradictions which lock up the integration of the economy within the international market of goods and capital.

A conscious and autonomous development is thus objectively necessary.

Khieu Samphan, "L'Economie du Cambodge et les Problèmes de l'Industrialisation" ("Cambodia's Economy and Problems of Industrialisation"), p. 100. Paris: The Sorbonne, 1959.