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  • Business News

    Thai tourism sector optimistic about Chinese arrivals despite economic concerns

    Despite the Thai tourism sector experiencing a drop in Chinese visitors last year, the government remains optimistic about an increase in arrivals this year, targeting eight million visitors from the mainland. This optimism is fuelled by the prospect of the visa-free policy becoming permanent in March. The Chinese government has been advocating for its citizens to travel domestically during the…

  • World News

    Under the magnifying glass: China Evergrande’s billionaire chairman under police watch

    China Evergrande Group‘s billionaire chairman has been placed under police surveillance, sources with knowledge of the situation disclosed. Earlier this month Hui Ka Yan was escorted by Chinese law enforcement and is currently under observation at an undisclosed location. The reasons for the residential surveillance, which is not tantamount to formal detention or arrest, remain unclear. Under China’s Criminal Procedure Law, this…

  • Phuket News

    Man accused by Chinese government of 5.6 billion baht fraud arrested in Phuket

    A 55 year old Chinese man was apprehended in a villa in Rawai, Phuket, following an arrest warrant issued by the Chinese government. The man is accused of fabricating documents to secure an illicit loan, causing the Chinese government to suffer losses of around 1.133 billion yuan (approximately 5.6 billion baht). This news was revealed during a press conference at…

  • World News

    China plans AI regulation after Elon Musk’s productive discussions

    Chinese authorities are planning to introduce regulations for artificial intelligence (AI) in the country, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. He shared this information during a Twitter Space conversation with Democratic presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy Jr, following his recent visit to China. Musk mentioned that he had “very productive discussions” with senior Chinese leadership regarding the risks of AI…

  • China News

    Chinese netizens pay tribute to the doctor who tried to warn the world

    He will forever be known as a hero, but Dr Li Wenliang, the Chinese ophthalmologist who first sounded the alarm over Covid-19, was initially shut down and threatened by his government. Now, nearly 2 years after his own death from the virus, thousands of Chinese netizens have posted messages to honour the Wuhan medic who tried to warn the world.…

  • China News

    Chinese tennis player says she never accused anyone of sexual assault

    The mystery surrounding Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai continues, with the player now denying she ever made an accusation of sexual assault. Last month, Peng posted comments on Weibo, the Chinese social media platform, alleging that Zhang Gaoli, a former senior government official, would force her into having sex during their on-off relationship. The post was quickly deleted, but not…

  • World News

    Women’s Tennis Association shelves all tournaments in China amid Peng concerns

    The Women’s Tennis Association has suspended all tournaments in China amid concerns for the welfare of Chinese player, Peng Shuai. According to an AFP report, Steve Simon from the WTA says the tournaments, including those planned for Hong Kong, cannot go ahead while Peng is unable to speak freely. The Winter Olympics are due to take place in Beijing in…

  • World News

    Chinese tennis player speaks to Olympic official, insists she’s “safe and well”

    Following mounting concern about her welfare, Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai has spoken to the International Olympic Committee to say she’s safe. According to a Reuters report, Peng had a 30-minute video call with IOC president, Thomas Bach. The call came as Western governments expressed concern when the player had not been seen in public for nearly 3 weeks. Her…

  • Technology News

    Gaming stocks plunge as Chinese authorities protest “effeminacy”

    Gaming companies are taking a hit in the stock market as authorities in China have been cracking down harder and harder on their perceived negative effects in Chinese society. The government has already ordered them to limit how much gaming time children have, and have pushed back on things like obscenity, violence, money worship, and now the idea that video…

  • Thailand News

    Infestation of Mealybugs leads to China banning Thai longan

    China has banned the Thai longan, a fruit that comes in small yellow orbs and when peeled resembles an eyeball, minus the iris or pupil thus its Cantonese name which translates to “dragon eye”, although it could also be argued the fruit looks like a skinless testicle. The anatomically questionable fruit has been banned because of an infestation of mealybugs.…

  • Thailand video newsGood Morning Thailand | Origins of Covid, Thai businesses adapting, feeding unemployed Thais | Thaiger

    Good Morning Thailand | Origins of Covid, Thai businesses adapting, feeding unemployed Thais

    For Thursday Bill, Tim and Shaun look at the investigations not where Covid originated from, examples of businesses in Thailand adapting to the new conditions and economy, and how individuals and people are rolling up their sleeves to help people profoundly affected by the lockdowns and border closures. Hope you enjoy today’s latest episode of Good Morning Thailand.  

  • Covid-19 News

    Thailand praised by China for successful suppression of Covid-19

    An official from the Chinese Embassy in Bangkok has congratulated Thailand for its handling of the Covid-19 outbreak and seemingly successful suppression of the virus. Speaking on behalf of the Chinese Ambassador, the diplomat says such success is due to the measures implemented by the Thai government. Thailand has now gone more than a month without a case of community…

  • World News

    Discussions between Hong Kong leader and protesters yield little in the way of progress

    PHOTO: AFP Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam appeared humble during a meeting where citizens voiced discontent at her ongoing refusal to give in to their demands. The meeting comes after more than three months of often violent anti-government protests in the city. The protests originally began as a result of a proposed bill that would pave the way for…