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  • China News

    The Coming War on China

    As President Xi Jinping secured an unprecedented third term as Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader yesterday The Coming War on China draws ever closer, predicts award-winning journalist John Pilger. In Pilger’s thought-provoking documentary, The Coming War on China, he notes the United States, backed by Western mainstream media (MSM), has been “beating the drums of war and the world has…

  • 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…

  • Business News

    Shifting gears: Thai interest charges towards hybrids, veers from EVs

    Interest in battery electric vehicles (BEVs) among Thai consumers has declined over the past year, while hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) have gained popularity, according to a survey conducted by Deloitte. The 2024 Global Automotive Consumer Study indicates that the percentage of Thai respondents interested in purchasing a BEV has dropped to 20% this year from 31% in 2023. Conversely, interest…

  • Thailand News

    Impending impacts of upcoming court rulings on Srettha and MFP

    Thailand’s political landscape is set for a significant shift as the upcoming Constitutional Court ruling on the cases of Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and the opposition Move Forward Party (MFP) leader next month. The outcomes, scheduled for July 3 for the MFP and July 10 for PM Srettha, have the business community on edge, worried about potential disruptions to the…

  • Thailand video news

    Thailand Video News | Massive positive changes to visa system coming June 1, CCTV footage tells full story of Pattaya altercation after rumors fly

    In this Thailand video news, Alex delves into the latest news from Thailand highlights significant developments and events across the country. Massive positive changes to the visa system are set to take effect on June 1, promising easier access for travelers. In Pattaya, CCTV footage reveals the full story behind a recent altercation, dispelling circulating rumors. A British man’s single…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand drives PromptPay QR code payments forward

    The Bank of Thailand (BOT) is accelerating its efforts to expand the digital payments ecosystem, aiming to make transactions more accessible and convenient for both Thai citizens and foreign visitors. This strategic move aligns with the growing global trend toward digital financial solutions and aims to enhance financial inclusion and cross-border transactions. A key focus of the BOT‘s initiative is…

  • Health

    Atrial fibrillation is becoming more common and can lead to heart failure

    Atrial fibrillation (AF), a condition often characterised by an irregular heartbeat, is increasingly becoming a significant public health concern. Currently affecting more than 37 million people globally and rising at exponential rates annually with many not even aware that they have developed the condition, AF could soon become of the leading contributing factors to rising excess death rates. Recent studies…

  • Thailand News

    Sky-high costs: Why flying in Vietnam is becoming a luxury

    Flying to Vietnam has become increasingly costly for tourists, with airfares reaching unprecedented heights. But what’s driving these price hikes, and why are neighbouring countries like Thailand offering cheaper alternatives? Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Danh Huy highlighted the factors propelling Vietnam’s flight costs to stratospheric levels during a recent session of the National Assembly. According to Huy, Vietnam Airlines has…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand and China to continue submarine purchase negotiations

    Negotiations are set to resume next Wednesday between Thailand and China, as they seek to resolve the protracted issue surrounding a submarine purchase agreement. A 13-person delegation from China, encompassing military officials and representatives of the S26T Yuan-class submarine manufacturers, is due to meet their Thai counterparts. The submarine was part of a procurement deal agreed upon by the Royal…

  • 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…

  • Business News

    Thai commerce minister to boost fruit exports to China via Laos

    An evaluation of the Boten and Mohan checkpoints’ capacity to facilitate Thai fruit exports to China is on the agenda for Commerce Minister Phumtham Wechayachai. This is part of a strategy to ease the exportation process of Thai fruit during the 2024 harvest season, with shipments expected to commence at the end of April. The ministry’s spokesperson, Wittayakorn Maneenetr, reported that…

  • 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…

  • 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

    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…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand seeks more flight routes from Laos and China

    The Government of Thailand has its sights set on elevating the country’s aviation industry, with plans in the pipeline to request additional flight routes from Laos and China within the next two years. The move is part of a broader “Ignite Thailand” vision, articulated by Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, aiming to position Thailand as a hub in eight key sectors,…

  • Tourism News

    Centara sets on becoming Top 100 global hotel operator by 2027

    2024 is set to be a momentous year for Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hotel operator. The company is rolling out an ambitious plan to open new properties, refresh its brands, and introduce exciting experiences for guests, aiming to become a top destination for travellers and one of the world’s leading hotel operators by 2027. Centara laid solid foundations…

  • Business News

    Thailand’s visa exemption sparks rise in travel bookings to China

    The visa exemption agreement between Thailand and China has sparked a significant rise in bookings from Thai travellers. During the Songkran holiday through May, airlines and tour operators noted an uptick in Thai passengers on some routes outnumbering their Chinese counterparts. Chotechuang Soorangura, Vice President of the Thai Travel Agents Association, highlighted the robust sales of tour packages to China…

  • Business News

    Thai AirAsia boosts flights to visa-free Japan and China

    In response to robust demand, Thai AirAsia is set to increase flights to coveted travel destinations like Japan and China, which offer visa-free access to visitors. The airline also plans to introduce a fresh route to Okinawa. The initiative comes from Thai AirAsia’s chief executive, Santisuk Klongchaiya, who also helms SET-listed Asia Aviation (AAV). According to him, the surge in…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok’s Chinatown kicked off Chinese New Year celebrations

    Thailand kicked off its grandest Chinese New Year celebration in the heart of Bangkok’s Chinatown on Yaowarat Road. Thailand’s Minister of Tourism and Sports, Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol, joined forces with Wu Zhiwu from the Embassy of The People’s Republic of China to officially inaugurate the festivities. The Chalermphrakiat Gate, Odeon Circle, Yaowarat Road, now hosts the Tunnel of Golden Dragon, symbolising…

  • Tourism News

    Visa-lah! Thailand and China ink deal to waive visas, turbocharging tourism

    After much anticipation and months of talks, Thailand and China yesterday officially sealed the deal on a reciprocal visa-waiver agreement, aimed at ramping up tourism between the two nations when it kicks into gear come March. Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, solidified the pact at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangkok. Dubbed the Agreement…

  • Business News

    China’s Lunar New Year tourism surge unlikely to reach pre-pandemic levels

    Anticipations are high for an increased number of Chinese tourists venturing abroad during the forthcoming Lunar New Year. However, industry analysts predict the numbers will not reach the pre-pandemic levels due to the prevailing uncertain economic situation and evolving consumer trends. A significant surge in passenger traffic during the 40-day festive travel period, known as Chun Yun, is suggested by…

  • Business News

    Elon Musk warns Chinese automakers set to drive global rivals off the road

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk issued a stark warning, predicting that Chinese automakers will demolish global competition if trade barriers are not enforced. This statement highlights the intense pressure the leading American electric vehicle (EV) company faces from Chinese rivals such as Build Your Dreams (BYD), which are rapidly expanding their global presence. Musk’s warning follows recent developments where BYD, supported…

  • Business News

    US-China tensions fuel e-commerce growth in Thailand

    The mounting geopolitical tension between the US and China is precipitating an influx of new e-commerce entities into Thailand, a development set to escalate market rivalry and broaden the scope of the cross-border e-commerce industry. Thanawat Malabuppha, the CEO of Priceza and honorary president of the Thailand E-Commerce Association, asserts that the escalating US-China geopolitical strife has triggered an expansion…

  • Tourism News

    China positions Guangxi as Southeast Asia’s primary gateway

    Guanxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, bordering Vietnam, is being positioned by China as the primary gateway for businesses and tourists from the ASEAN region. Its southern China location and connectivity to Vietnam through land, sea, and air routes make it a strategic point for Southeast Asia. The region is equipped with three international airports and three deep-sea ports which collectively host…

  • China News

    Ex-files: Former flame crashes China wedding over dowry drama

    A former girlfriend gatecrashed her ex-boyfriend’s wedding in China after discovering that the bride’s dowry was significantly more than what she had requested during their relationship. The couple had been together for seven years, but differing views on dowry expectations led to their eventual breakup. According to local media reports, the woman had previously been in a seven-year relationship with…

  • Thailand News

    Tailspin surprise: Man’s daylight drive in China halted by woman with a fox tail blocking the road

    A man driving in the bright daylight in China was taken aback upon encountering a woman with a fox tail, strolling along and blocking the road. With her back towards him, he was intrigued to see her face. The bizarre incident unfolded when the Chinese man was driving along a road and found a young woman slowly strolling across the…

  • Aviation News

    Chinese airlines hit turbulence: Air China, China Eastern, Shanghai Airlines pump the brakes on December and January flights

    Major Chinese airlines such as Air China, China Eastern, and Shanghai Airlines, slam the brakes on flights for December and January. Several Chinese airlines, notably Air China, China Eastern, and Shanghai Airlines, sent shockwaves through the travel industry by cancelling flights to Thailand for December and January. The root cause? A plunge in bookings mirrors China’s economic downturn and a…

  • Economy News

    All aboard: China’s rail freight trail blazes historic route to Thailand, breaking new ground in cross-border cargo collaboration

    A monumental event unfolded at 10am on November 17 as a Chinese freight train, packed with 35 cargo containers, embarked on its maiden journey to Thailand. This is the first official rail freight transport from China to Thailand, made possible through a collaborative effort between the Chinese government and Thai private sectors. The destination of this freight train is the…

  • Thailand Weather Updates

    Heavy rainfall warning: Thailand braces for deluge as 36 provinces, including Bangkok, get soaked

    The Thailand Meteorological Department (TMD) issued a warning of heavy rainfall today, affecting 36 provinces, including Bangkok, with 60% of the area predicted to be impacted. The prevailing high-pressure system in the upper part of Thailand and the South China Sea is weakening, resulting in fog in the morning. The increasing strength of the easterly winds covering the eastern region, the…