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    PHNOM PENH, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- As Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and other ASEAN leaders are going to have a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, analysts in Cambodia said the summit will give an opportunity to Cambodia to improve ties with the world's largest economy.



    Mey Kalyan, senior adviser of the Supreme National Economic Council, said the summit is very important for U.S.-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) relations, and it is extremely significant for Cambodia as its ties with the U.S. have always been rather bumpy.



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    Joseph Matthews, director of the Phnom Penh- based ASEAN Education Center, said the summit would give an opportunity to Cambodia to ask the U.S. for more duty-free products to the U.S. market.



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    The expert said the forthcoming summit demonstrates that the United States gives equal importance to ASEAN as it does with China.



    "This is the first summit between U.S. and ASEAN after both sides agreed to elevate their partnership to a strategic partnership last November," he said. "The summit clearly signals the U.S. commitment in supporting the role of ASEAN in maintaining peace, stability, and development in the Asia- Pacific region."



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    LONDON, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- A 20 percent tax on sugary drinks could reduce obesity rates in Britain by 5 percent by 2025, according to a new report published Friday by Cancer Research UK.



    The report predicts that the sugary drinks tax can lead to some 3.7 million fewer obese people if current trends continue.



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    Adults and young children consume twice the maximum recommended amount of added sugar. And 11 to 18-year-olds' eat and drink three times the recommended limit, with sugary drinks being their main source of added sugar, according to the report.



    Recent polls show that a sugary drink tax is backed by the majority of the public with 55 percent supporting the measure and only 36 percent opposed.



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    "The government has a chance to help reduce the amount of sugar consumed by adults and children and to give future generations the best chance of a healthier life," said Cox.



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