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  • Business News

    Chinese tourists shift to local travel amid rising costs, visa woes

    A shift in Chinese travel preferences is reshaping the global tourism landscape. Rising costs and visa challenges are driving Chinese tourists to opt for local and short-haul destinations instead of international travel. The slower-than-expected revival of China’s outbound travel market, which was the world’s top spender on international tourism pre-pandemic, is impacting travel-related businesses, hotels, and retailers worldwide. Eighteen months…

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    Shock to the system: Chinese EV makers’ global charge struggle

    Chinese electric vehicle (EV) makers face a challenge in maintaining their global image as price competition abroad raises concerns about the quality and reliability of their cars, according to consultancy Bain & Co. Bain & Co advises Chinese EV manufacturers, who already have a cost advantage over international competitors, to shift their focus to premium and expensive models rather than…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | Man admits to paying girl to drink alcohol causing coma, Chinese men attack young Thai waiter, slashing his arm

    In today’s Thailand video news, Alex looks at stories from across the country. A man after turning himself into authorities has admitted to paying a girl to drink alcohol, causing her to collapse and fall into a coma. A group of Chinese men have attacked a Thai waiter and slashed his arm over a disputed restaurant bill. A weather alert…

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    Chinese suspects dish out 1 million baht to wrap up sexual assault case

    Two Chinese men surrendered to police after a sexual assault at a restaurant in the eastern province of Prachin Buri on Monday. The Chinese suspects allegedly attempted to end the legal proceedings with 1 million baht. A Chinese man, whose identity was not disclosed, attacked a 20 year old Thai waiter, Jakkrit, at the restaurant in Prachin Buri province after…

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    Chinese man stabs Thai waiter for stopping sexual assault (video)

    A Chinese man attacked a Thai waiter with a knife at a restaurant in the eastern province of Prachin Buri on Monday, June 10, for intervening in a sexual assault on a female party entertainer. An assistant chef at the restaurant where the incident took place shared a video of the physical altercation on Facebook yesterday, June 11, with the…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | German Tourist Falls to Death in Pattaya, Chinese Tourist Missing in Thailand Amid Ransom Demand

    Today in Thailand video news, Alex and Jay dive into news happening across the country. A German tourist has fallen to his death from a hotel near Pattaya Beach. A father has received a ransom demand of 5 million yuan after his daughter went missing in Thailand last week. Two people tragically passed away in Phetchaburi due to a motorcycle…

  • Crime News

    Chinese woman found safe after 25-million-baht scam in Bangkok

    Police located a 27 year old Chinese woman, previously believed to be kidnapped for a 25-million-baht ransom, at a shopping mall in Bang Na district yesterday evening. The police found Lu Xinlei at HomePro Bangna. She was then taken to Phra Khanong Police Station, where she reunited with her mother and elder sister, who had recently arrived from China following…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand investigates boat crash injuring four Chinese tourists

    A probe has been ordered by Thailand’s Transport Ministry into a boat crash that injured four Chinese tourists near Tha Tien pier yesterday afternoon. The incident occurred around 4pm on the Chao Phraya River in Phra Nakhon district when a long-tailed tour boat collided with a Royal Thai Navy (RTN) ferry. Deputy Transport Minister Manaporn Charoensri reported that the crash…

  • Food

    Thai and Chinese fusion cuisine: A blend of two cultures

    The world of Thai and Chinese fusion food offers a delightful blend of flavours from both rich culinary traditions. Originating as humble street food, these fusion dishes have evolved into restaurant staples. Consider guay jub, a Thai-Chinese staple featuring rolled rice noodles, crispy pork offal, and fresh herbs. The dish balances peppery notes with a hearty broth. Another fusion creation…

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    Lottery enthusiasts turn to Chinese lunar calendars for June 1 draw

    Lottery enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the upcoming draw tomorrow, June 1, with the spotlight on numbers from Chinese lunar calendars. The excitement revolves around four versions of the Chinese calendar that are believed to hold lucky numbers for this draw. As the lottery draw date nears, fans and seasoned players alike are on the lookout for the next set of…

  • Thailand News

    Outrage as Chinese tourists let child urinate near sacred Thai site

    A photograph of two Chinese tourists allowing their child to urinate on a path near Chakri Maha Prasat Throne Hall in Bangkok has ignited a heated online debate. The Chakri Maha Prasat Throne Hall, nestled within the Royal Grand Palace in Bangkok, is a symbol of national pride and a key venue for state ceremonies. Formerly a royal residence, it…

  • Business News

    Chinese investors show strong interest in Thailand at RCEP-tion

    Chinese investors eagerly engaged with Thailand’s business landscape at a recent matchmaking event held under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement. Marking its debut in Thailand, the event seeks to draw interest towards emerging S-curve industries and facilitate the transfer of technology from China. At the helm of the 1st RCEP Business Opportunities Matchmaking Conference (China-Thailand) was Commerce Minister…

  • Thailand News

    Chinese fugitive running luxury scams in Thailand arrested

    Thai immigration authorities nabbed a Chinese fugitive running an illicit tour operation in Bangkok. Following a tip-off about an Asian man suspected of working and residing illegally in Thailand, officers launched an in-depth investigation. Duan, a 42 year old Chinese fugitive residing in a posh condominium in the Ramkhamhaeng district was apprehended. Duan was already on the radar in China…

  • Business News

    US imposes major tariffs on Chinese EVs and semiconductors

    The United States recently imposed substantial tariffs on Chinese products, focusing particularly on electric vehicles (EVs) and semiconductors. This move is expected to push China to expand its EV manufacturing within Asia, with Thailand emerging as a significant export hub, according to the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI). President Joe Biden’s administration cited Beijing’s unfair trade practices as the reason for…

  • Thailand News

    Drunk & disorderly: Chinese vandal wreaks havoc in Bangkok hotel

    Police arrested a drunk Chinese vandal after he smashed up electronic devices and furniture at a hotel in the Sathorn district of Bangkok. Tungmahamek Police Station officers were alerted by a hotel manager on the Southern Sathorn Road yesterday, May 19, that the 30 year old Chinese man, whose identity remains undisclosed, went on a rampage. Upon arrival, officers found…

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    Navigating new depths: RTN seals deal for Chinese submarine

    The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) confirmed its decision to proceed with the purchase of a 13.5-billion-baht submarine from China, following successful negotiations earlier this week. This announcement came from an RTN source. General Somsak Rungsita, adviser to Defence Minister Sutin Klungsang and chairman of the Defence Ministry panel dealing with the submarine issue, held discussions with a Chinese delegation led…

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    Chinese calendar lottery numbers prediction for May 16 draw

    Lottery enthusiasts are in a frenzy as the much-anticipated Chinese calendar lottery numbers have surfaced, promising potential wealth in the upcoming draw tomorrow. The Chinese calendar, an often-referenced guide for those seeking lucky numbers, has released four editions worth scrutinising for the next big win. The Chinese calendar, historically a source of lucky lottery numbers, has once again captured the…

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    Chinese woman’s 14-year sister act scam nets 2 million baht pension

    An astonishing case of identity fraud came to light when a Chinese woman in the city of Wuhan, China, impersonated her dead sister for 14 years, including through her retirement to claim a pension of 2 million baht. The deception came to an end when the authorities uncovered the ruse and sentenced her to imprisonment. The woman surnamed Zan, managed…

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    Coach carrying Chinese tourists crashes in northern Thailand

    A late-night journey turned deadly as a coach carrying 33 Chinese tourists met with a horrific accident on Phahonyothin Road, Thoen, Lampang in northern Thailand. Thoen police officers rushed to the scene after receiving a fatal accident report at 11.20pm on Tuesday, May 7. They found the coach severely damaged, having crashed into roadside trees. Tragically, the driver, identified as…

  • Thailand News

    Chinese woman discovers male chromosomes before wedding

    In a staggering medical revelation, a 27 year old Chinese woman, discovered she had male chromosomes just before her wedding, necessitating immediate surgery. The shocking diagnosis has thrown her life into turmoil as she grapples with her identity and the implications of her impending marriage. Li Yuan’s troubles began in her adolescence when she experienced irregular menstrual cycles and delayed…

  • Crime News

    Chinese businessmen extorted for 2.5 million baht in Bangkok

    Bangkok was the scene of a daring extortion case involving five Chinese businessmen and a group of Thais, including law enforcement officers, yesterday, May 5. A press conference, held by Din Daeng police and other relevant agencies, revealed the shocking incident where the businessmen were forcibly detained and extorted for 2.5 million baht. The incident began unfolding on April 25…

  • Thailand News

    Chinese tourists roll with the non-ed visa punches in Phuket

    A group of Chinese tourists swept into Phuket this weekend, kickstarting Thailand’s tourism revival under the Non-Immigrant ED Visa, playfully dubbed the Non-Ed Visa. This special pass unlocks the punchline: tourists can now spar in Muay Thai classes, stretching their stay to a whopping 90 days, delivering a knockout blow to the former 60-day limit. The welcoming party at Phuket…

  • Crime News

    Chinese interpreter linked to notorious gang arrested in Thailand

    A 36 year old Chinese-language interpreter was apprehended on May 3 due to his ties with a criminal gang notorious for kidnapping Chinese nationals. The arrest took place in the Din Daeng district following an abduction incident on April 25, as reported by Deputy Metropolitan Police Bureau Commissioner Noppasin Poonsawat. Theerachai Chaloemwanpen was apprehended by the Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) alongside…

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    Chinese student rescued from scam gang kidnapping attempt

    A young Chinese student was deceived by a call centre scam gang in a kidnapping attempt, demanding a ransom of 7 million baht, has been rescued in Chiang Mai. Initially lured from Australia, she faced threats of visa revocation for non-compliance. Thai police successfully located her today at 11am, following coordination with Samut Prakan police. The rescue operation led by…

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    Second phase of Thai-Chinese high-speed rail project approved

    The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has given the green light for the second phase of the Thai-Chinese high-speed rail project. This phase, which spans from Nakhon Ratchasima to Nong Khai, has an investment total of 341.35 billion baht. Details were shared by SRT governor, Nirut Maneepan, who disclosed that the project’s approval occurred during a recent board meeting. Chirute…

  • Business News

    Phuket anticipates one million Chinese tourists post-Songkran

    The popular tourist resort island of Phuket is gearing up to welcome an additional influx of 1 million Chinese tourists this year. This forecast comes in the wake of a targeted tourism promotion that took place across three Chinese cities. Anupab Vejwanichsanong, who occupies the role of the vice president for the Phuket Administration Organisation, revealed today, April 22, that the roadshow’s…

  • Thailand News

    Chinese parents reunited with daughter in Bangkok after virtual kidnapping

    Thai police officers reunited Chinese parents with their daughter after a scammer attempted to swindle the Chinese nationals by operating a virtual kidnapping for ransom. The Chinese couple filed a complaint at Sriracha Police Station in Chon Buri province saying their 22 year old daughter, who was studying in Australia, was kidnapped and transported to Thailand. The suspect accused the…

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    Pattaya taxi rider arrested for stealing from Chinese woman (video)

    Police arrested a motorcycle taxi rider at his rental house in Pattaya yesterday after he stole belongings worth more than 67,000 baht from a Chinese woman on April 18. A Chinese woman, accompanied by two friends, filed a complaint at Mueang Pattaya Police Station on April 18, stating that a Thai taxi rider stole her shoulder bag when she and…

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    Thai-Chinese high-speed railway agreements near completion

    The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) anticipates the closure of the final chapters in the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway’s first phase, reveals Deputy Transport Minister Surapong Piyachote. Spanning 251 kilometres and boasting a staggering budget of 179.4 billion baht, the ambitious project links the bustling heart of Bangkok to the vibrant cityscape of Nakhon Ratchasima. Divided into 14 meticulously crafted contracts,…

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    TAT to launch Nihao Festival in October to woo Chinese tourists

    To captivate the hearts of Chinese tourists, the Thailand Tourism Authority (TAT) has unveiled a month-long extravaganza, the Nihao Festival, set to take place for the entire month of October. Governor Thapanee Kiatphaibool announced the grand scheme yesterday, aiming to entice holidaymakers during China’s National Day Golden Week, renowned for its bustling travel fervour. The festivity will unfurl across Bangkok’s…