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  • LGBTQ+ community migrating Bangkok for freedom & fun’s sake

    A Chinese real estate agent revealed the LGBTQ+ community is flocking to Bangkok to escape persecution and seek a new life that offers them more freedom. In 2019, 40 year old Owen Zhu’s real estate career was flourishing, with Chinese investors eagerly buying Bangkok properties, but the pandemic struck, halting travel and spending. Although Chinese buyers were slow to return, one…

  • Thailand strikes new submarine deal with China

    Thailand and China finally wrapped up negotiations on the Royal Thai Navy’s (RTN) much-anticipated purchase of a Chinese-made S26T Yuan-class submarine. RTN Commander-in-Chief Admiral Adoong Pan-iam announced today that the agreement is now awaiting the final nod from the Thai Cabinet. “If approved, we will promptly amend the deal with the Chinese manufacturer.” Admiral Adoong expects the submarine to be…

  • 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…

  • Chinese man dies after drinking 1.5 litres of soda

    A 22 year old Chinese man died after consuming 1.5 litres of carbonated soda, sparking a medical debate about the cause of his death. British experts suggest it is unlikely that the soda alone led to his demise. A medical journal, Clinical and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology, detailed a rare case where a young Chinese man consumed 1.5 litres…

  • Thai trade envoy spices up talks with Shanghai to stir-fry ties

    In a significant move to bolster economic ties, Thai trade representative Narumon Pinyosinwat met with Zhao Zhuping, Deputy Secretary-General of the Shanghai municipal government yesterday. The discussion centred on expanding trade and investment between Thailand and Shanghai. “Chinese investors sought the highest number of investment privileges from the Thai government last year.” Narumon noted that 430 projects valued at 160…

  • 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…

  • Underground sex bar exposed: 24 Thai women arrested

    Taipei law enforcement swooped on an illicit underground bar in the Zhongshan District in Taipei, Taiwan, uncovering a web of illegal activities and arresting 24 Thai women suspected of working as hostesses. The raid, conducted on Saturday, May 18, resulted in the arrest of the 29 year old bar owner, identified only as Chiang, along with four of his employees…

  • Flushed frustration: Sacked employee in bathroom break battle

    A Chinese company employee, dismissed for excessively long bathroom breaks during work hours, sued his employer for compensation but faced counter-evidence. The employee, from Nantong in Jiangsu province, demanded 200,000 yuan (approximately 1 million baht) for what he claimed was an illegal termination. As an employee at an electrical circuit company since June 2015, Liu has been responsible for inspecting…

  • 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…

  • Shanghai man loses 15 kilogrammes due to rare disorder

    A Shanghai man suffered a dramatic weight loss of 15 kilogrammes as a result of a rare swallowing disorder, as revealed by a Chinese media report. The individual, identified only by the name of Jiang, experienced severe vomiting and chest pain when attempting to ingest anything more solid than a grain of rice, prompting a visit to a Shanghai hospital.…

  • Greater Bay Airlines halts Hong Kong-Singapore flights

    Hong Kong-based carrier Greater Bay Airlines (GBA) announced the suspension of its daily service between Hong Kong and Singapore, effective from June 1. The decision, attributed to commercial considerations, comes hot on the heels of its recent rivalry with budget giants Scoot and AirAsia, as well as premium players Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific. Launched with much fanfare on April…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Bangkok Council signs MOU with Kunming City Council to enhance cooperation in various fields

    Wirat Meenchainunt, Chairman of the Bangkok Metropolitan Council, Chayada Vipattipumiprates, The First Vice-Chairman of the Bangkok Metropolitan Council, along with members of the Bangkok Council and relevant government officials paid a courtesy call on the Chairman of the Kunming City People’s Council and attended the signing ceremony of the revised Memorandum of Understanding on Strengthening Cooperation and Friendly Relations (MOU)…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • Hong Kong man’s death-defying leap across train tracks goes viral (video)

    In a heart-pounding video that took the internet by storm overnight, a man showcased a breathtaking leap across the tracks at Fo Tan Station on the MTR East Rail Line in Hong Kong. The six-second clip, a fusion of two recordings, unveils the man’s fearless sprint from one platform to the other, executed with seamless precision. What makes this spectacle…

  • Couple returns cash hidden in chair to elderly owner in China

    A Chinese couple’s remarkable discovery of a substantial sum of money hidden inside a second-hand chair has captured widespread attention on social media. Opting to do the right thing, they returned the find to its rightful owner rather than keep it for themselves. The unexpected turn of events unfolded as the wife made her way home from work, spotting the…

  • Debate blooms over Nanjing Station design: Plum blossom or sanitary pad?

    A new railway station design in Nanjing sparked a lively debate on Chinese social media. The contentious issue arose from the design’s resemblance not to the intended plum blossom but to a sanitary pad, according to the public. The station, which has received approval from the Jiangsu government and the China Railway Group, is set to begin construction in the…

  • 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…

  • Hong Kong Songkran festival celebrations relocated

    The water-splashing festivities of Thailand’s Songkran festival, hosted in Hong Kong’s Kowloon City, are set to make a splash in a new venue – a basketball court. This change came hot on the heels of last year’s arrests of three individuals for dousing police officers and reporters at the event. Kowloon City district officer Alice Choi Man-kwan disclosed that participants…

  • Traveloka and Hong Kong Tourism Board collaborate

    Traveloka and the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) have forged an alliance aimed at showcasing the wonders of Hong Kong to eager travellers from Thailand and beyond. This collaboration, anticipated to skyrocket tourism figures, promises to position Hong Kong as the ultimate hotspot for adventurous souls seeking new experiences. The resurgence of Hong Kong’s tourism sector post-border reopening has been…

  • 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…

  • Boy reports father’s illegal gun after threat over studies in China

    In a dramatic turn of events, an 11 year old boy from Guizhou province, in China, called the police on his father after being threatened with punishment for his reluctance to study. The situation escalated when the boy feared retribution for his academic disinterest, leading him to report his father’s illegal gun as a self-made firearm. The young student, enrolled…

  • Thai durians go hi-tech with Tencent

    Thai trade representative Narumon Pinyosinwat held talks with a Tencent executive in Hong Kong, alongside a representative from Shanghai East Best Foreign Trade (SEBFT), a leading durian importer from China. In a post-meeting address to the press, Narumon revealed a monumental deal: SEBFT committed to purchasing a staggering 3,000 containers of Thai durians, amounting to a whopping 10 billion baht.…

  • Hong Kong’s national security law: Foreign corporations

    Corporate lawyers and consultants have revealed that foreign corporations operating in Hong Kong have been revisiting their strategies since the previous year in anticipation of the recently passed domestic national security law. Despite assurances from the city and central authorities that the legislation, dictated by Article 23 of the Basic Law, would neither disrupt operations nor negatively impact the city’s…

  • Surin man travels 2,589 kilometres to witness snow in China

    A young man from Surin Province completed a daring journey from Thailand to China, spanning a staggering 2,589 kilometres. Riding a Honda Wave motorcycle through rugged terrain, the man embarked on this adventure to fulfil his dream of riding through snow, a quest that took seven days to complete, starting on March 17. The man who goes by the name…

  • Hong Kong: 14 year old student arrested for attack on classmate (video)

    In Hong Kong, a 14 year old student has been apprehended by law enforcement in Sham Shui Po district on suspicion of assault causing bodily harm. Officials disclosed that the arrest stems from an incident that unfolded last Friday within the Cheung Sha Wan area, where a 13 year old boy fell victim to an attack by a classmate. The…

  • Hong Kong national security law tightens its grip

    Hong Kong’s lawmakers unanimously greenlit a new national security law, unleashing a wave of concerns over the erosion of civil liberties. The legislation, dubbed the Safeguarding National Security Bill, sailed through the Legislative Council, stacked with Beijing loyalists, in a move critics condemn as a hammer blow to dissenting voices. The controversial law, reminiscent of Beijing’s grip on power, arms…

  • US asks TikTok to cut ties with China or face ban

    In a landmark decision, the US House of Representatives voted to pass a bill that could force TikTok’s owner, ByteDance, to cut all ties with its Chinese parent company or face a ban in the United States. With United States President Joe Biden signalling his readiness to sign off on the legislation pending Senate approval, fears over Beijing’s sway on…