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  • Thailand News

    Thailand to boost exports with soft power in China and Hong Kong

    In a move to boost exports, Thailand’s Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) is targeting China and Hong Kong markets with a potent mix of soft power. From tantalising Thai food to fashion and films, the DITP is pulling out all the stops. DITP Director-General Phusit Ratanakul Seriroengrit announced Monday that eight offices in China and Hong Kong are spearheading…

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    Foreign minister: China’s banking giant to boost tech investment

    Thailand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Maris Sangiampongsa met with Ge Haijiao, Chairman of the Bank of China, on Wednesday, July 10, during his official visit to China. The meeting, held to bolster Thai-Chinese economic ties, saw the presence of Pongsarun Assawachaisophon, Deputy Secretary-General to the prime minister. In a strategic pitch, Maris extended an invitation to the Bank of China to…

  • Environment News

    China leads renewable energy efforts with wind and solar power

    China is leading the global surge in renewable energy construction, with nearly two-thirds of the world’s large-scale wind and solar projects currently being built within its borders, as indicated by a recent report from Global Energy Monitor (GEM). China is constructing 339 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale wind and solar power, representing 64% of the global total, according to the US-based…

  • Business News

    Asia Aviation sees record earnings from China, India travel surge

    Asia Aviation Plc, Thailand’s largest low-cost airline operator, anticipates record earnings from core operations this year, driven by a significant increase in international visitors, which is boosting demand for seats and airfares. According to Chief Executive Officer Santisuk Klongchaiya, Thai AirAsia, the fully-owned budget airline unit of Asia Aviation, plans to increase flights to China and India to take advantage…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | Thailand to reclassify Cannabis as narcotic from 2025, Fire in Bangkok’s Chinatown injures 30 and damages hotel

    On Thailand Video News today, Alex talks about Thailand’s plans to reclassify Cannabis as a narcotic drug in 2025. A fire in Bangkok’s Chinatown has injured 30 people and damaged a hotel while a Bangna brawl has led to the deaths of two teenagers with more injured. A road rage incident in Chiang Mai with a woman using her phone…

  • Bangkok News

    Fire in Bangkok’s Chinatown injures 30, damages hotel

    A fire that ravaged the Trok Pho community in Yaowarat, Bangkok’s Chinatown, was brought under control late last night after igniting around 9pm. The blaze left approximately 30 people injured. Firefighters received reports of the fire beginning at 8.42pm in the Trok Pho area along Yaowarat Road in the Samphanthawong district. The fire quickly spread through the 3,200-square-metre community, which…

  • Business News

    Thailand-China flights surge 213% after visa exemption deal

    Flights between Thailand and China have surged to 55,000 in the past eight months, following the signing of a mutual visa exemption agreement, according to the Ministry of Transport. Deputy Transport Minister Surapong Piyachote reported that the 55,433 flights from October last year to May marked a 213% increase compared to the same period the previous year. He projected that…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | China’s BYD inaugurates first plant in Thailand as it expands reach into Southeast Asia, Thailand considers alcohol ban lift to boost restaurant spirits

    In Thailand Video News, Alex and Jay discuss Chinese automaker BYD’s first electric vehicle plant and how Thailand is considering lifting the afternoon alcohol sales ban to help struggling restaurants. A foreign teacher has been accused of sexually assaulting at least 5 Thai school girls. A Thai man known for working in a mascot costume for the past decade has…

  • Business News

    US economy thrives in 2024, China faces challenges

    The US economy has been robust throughout 2024, buoyed by strong consumer spending, fiscal stimulus, and a thriving labour market. In contrast, Europe and Asia, particularly China, have faced economic challenges, with China’s real estate market issues impacting its overall economic performance. However, there are optimistic signs for the remainder of 2024 and into 2025. China’s leadership is beginning to…

  • Thailand News

    Malaysia and China join forces on billion-dollar rail project

    China’s plans to extend the East Coast Rail Link (ECRL) into Thailand are set to transform Southeast Asian trade. Chinese Premier Li Qiang announced the initiative during his visit to Malaysia yesterday. The US$10 billion (approximately 366 billion baht) ECRL, a key project of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, aims to connect Malaysia’s east and west coasts by 2026. Initially…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand faces China, looking to make first World Cup appearance

    In a pivotal match for Thailand’s national football team, the stakes are high as they face China tonight in a bid to keep their 2026 World Cup hopes alive. Committee member of the Football Association of Thailand, Piyapong Pue-on expressed confidence in the team’s ability to secure a vital victory. Currently positioned third in Group C with four points from…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand leads in fresh durian exports to China, 121 tonnes by April

    Thailand firmly established itself as the top exporter of fresh durians to China, with over 121,398 tonnes shipped in 2024, according to Global Trade Atlas (GTA) data. Additionally, mango exports to South Korea have surged, influenced by favourable trade agreements. Government spokesperson Chai Wacharong announced that Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce revealed new data showing the country exported fresh durians to…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand and China forge stronger ties ahead of anniversary

    In a high-profile meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maris Sangiampongsa, Minister of Foreign Affairs, representing the Thai prime minister, engaged in crucial talks with Shohrat Zakir, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China. The discussions focused on reinforcing the robust relationship between Thailand and China as the two nations approach the 50th…

  • Politics News

    China’s military drills around Taiwan, ‘punishment’ for new president

    China’s military announced today that it has started two days of military exercises encircling Taiwan, calling the drills a ‘strong punishment’ against the island’s new president and a ‘stern warning’ against outside interference. The drills follow the inauguration of Taiwan’s President Lai Ching-te on Monday, whom Beijing has condemned as a separatist. According to China’s Eastern Theater Command overseeing the…

  • Thailand News

    Thai minister reveals groundbreaking health initiative with China

    Thailand’s Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation unveiled a pioneering research programme in collaboration with China’s leading genome research powerhouse, BGI. This initiative, aimed at transforming healthcare in Thailand, promises to elevate the quality of life for locals while slashing healthcare costs tied to late-stage diseases. The ambitious project, spearheaded by Thailand’s National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology…

  • Business News

    China’s imports and exports rebound showing positive shift in April

    After experiencing a contraction in the previous month, China’s imports and exports rebounded in April, according to customs data released today. This positive shift indicates a promising enhancement in both local and international demand, providing a vital lift to the nation’s fragile economic recovery. The upswing in data suggests that the numerous policy support measures introduced in recent times are…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s dominance in durian exports to China under threat

    Thailand‘s reign as the leading exporter of fresh durians to China is teetering, as reported by an industry insider to Xinhua News Agency. The news has emerged in the wake of a report that China’s major land border checkpoint, Youyiguan, has received 48,000 tonnes of durian shipments in this year’s first quarter. The shipment detailed 35,000 tonnes of durians from…

  • China News

    12 year old in China diagnosed with rare terminal lung cancer

    A 12 year old boy in China has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, leaving his parents devastated after a hospital visit revealed their worst fears. The discovery came after the mother of the child, referred to as Xiao Jia, noticed a hard lump the size of a pigeon’s egg on her son’s left clavicle, which, alarmingly, did not cause…

  • Thailand News

    Woman sentenced for abducting child as future bride in China

    A shocking scheme in Liupanshui, Guizhou Province, in China, where a woman named Yang abducted an 11 year old girl to groom her as a future bride for her eldest son, has led to prison sentences for both mother and son. The unusual case, which has sparked a furore on Chinese social media, underscores the enduring issue of child brides…

  • Business News

    Air China boosts Comac profile with massive C919 jet order

    China’s national carrier, Air China, reportedly placed an order for 100 domestically-produced C919 jets, a move anticipated to garner international interest and further boost the profile of the relatively new aircraft. This comes as rival Boeing continues to grapple with ongoing safety concerns. The Beijing-based airline, which flies to 196 destinations, including over 60 international locations, confirmed the agreement with Comac,…

  • Technology News

    Intel unveils two new AI chips for China: Navigating US sanctions with innovation

    Intel has recently announced the introduction of two new AI chips, the HL328 and HL388, specifically designed for the Chinese market. These chips, characterized by their adjusted capabilities, represent Intel’s strategic response to navigate through a maze of export controls and US sanctions. Set for release in the forthcoming months, these innovations mark a significant shift in how technology companies…

  • Thailand News

    Myanmar junta’s secret deal with China

    Myanmar’s junta is stirring up a storm yet again, as their home minister jets off to China for clandestine security discussions with Beijing’s top brass. Myanmar’s Lieutenant-General Yar Pyae slipped under the radar, embarking on a covert voyage to China for what’s touted as a working visit with China’s Minister for Public Security, Wang Xiaohong. The rendezvous, scheduled from April…

  • Thailand News

    Transport minister sets off for China for high-speed rail talks

    Transport Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit will jet off to China next month for a meeting to discuss Thailand’s ambitious high-speed railway project and ignite the engines on the Land Bridge megaproject, worth a staggering 1 trillion baht. Suriya declared yesterday his forthcoming leadership at the 31st Thailand-China joint ministerial committee meeting scheduled for May 7 to 9. Topics on the agender…

  • Thailand News

    Thai minister to push for Land Bridge megaproject in China visit

    Suriya Jungrungreangkit, the Thai Transport Minister, is set to lead a delegation to China to explore further developments concerning the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway project and advocate for the 1 trillion baht (US$27 billion) Land Bridge megaproject. The visit, which is scheduled for next month, will involve participation in the 31st Thailand-China joint ministerial committee meeting. A key agenda item is…

  • China News

    Child in China diagnosed with stomach cancer from raw eggs

    A four year old child in China has been diagnosed with stomach cancer, which doctors attribute to the daily consumption of raw eggs—a traditional health remedy gone awry. Grandmother Wang, adhering to age-old beliefs and folk remedies, had heard that raw eggs could enhance children’s immunity, prompting rapid growth and improved appetite. Taking this advice to heart, she fed her…

  • Thailand News

    Xi Jinping’s bullet train gift sparks China-Thailand railway reality

    A replica of China’s Fuxing bullet train, bedecked in Thailand’s national colours and gifted during the 29th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Bangkok in November 2022, now finds itself at the epicentre of a transformative railway saga between China and Thailand. As the wheels of progress turn, the construction of the China-Thailand Railway, a flagship venture under the Belt and…

  • Business News

    Global oil prices dip over China’s economic slowdown

    With the ongoing economic slowdown in China and diminishing hopes for imminent US interest rate reductions, global oil prices saw a decline in the early trade today. These concerns outweighed supply apprehensions triggered by escalating tensions in the Middle East. Trading at US$89.16 a barrel, Brent futures for June delivery experienced a minor decrease of 7 cents or 0.1%. Similarly,…

  • Business News

    China’s economic recovery revs up with Ching Ming Festival

    China’s economic recovery is gaining momentum, driven by a boost in domestic travel and spending during the recent Ching Ming Festival. The three-day holiday saw a surge of over 10% in domestic travel and spending from pre-pandemic levels. The Chinese Ministry of Culture and Tourism confirmed that over 119 million domestic trips were recorded, exhibiting an increase of 11.5% compared…

  • Thailand News

    Cosmos Thai-Ming: Thailand and China sign MoU for space prowess

    A memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at enhancing personnel capabilities in space science and technology has been inked between Thailand’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI) and the China National Space Administration (CNSA). The MoU signing, which took place at the Lunar Exploration and Space Engineering Centre in Beijing, drew high-ranking attendees, including HRH Princess Maha Chakri…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand and China join forces for lunar and space research

    Thailand and China have taken a significant leap towards space exploration, establishing initial agreements for collaboration on the peaceful use of outer space and international lunar research stations. These pacts were announced by the China National Space Administration (CNSA). The intent behind these Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) is the formation of a joint working group, focused on space exploration and…