China and mastery of the Mekong

97 kilometres of rocks in Thai waters stand between Beijing and dominance over the Mekong, a mighty river that feeds millions as it threads south from the Tibetan plateau through five countries before emptying into the South China Sea.China has long wanted to dredge the ...

Opportunity from the rise of China

Today, the role of China in the world has dramatically increased in importance, both in terms of the economy and politics, according to a speech given by President Xi Jinping on China National Day. Thai PBS World reporters have participated in a workshop on the ...

Lancang-Mekong Cooperation: Blessing or curse?

The Lancang-Mekong Cooperation (LMC) marked its third anniversary last week with the announcement that China’s trade with the five Mekong member countries – Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – has reached over US$260 billion for the period, highlighting the overarching role China plays in ...

Jason Thomas

China economic ties gain boost

Thailand is seeking to further flesh out its strategic economic cooperation with China by promoting another layer of ties built on direct connections with some Chinese provinces.After meeting China’s State Councillor Wang Yong in Beijing on Wednesday (Nov,7 ), Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak revealed ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand and China ink sister port pact

Thailand’s Laem Chabang Port and China’s Qinzhou Port have signed a sister port agreement to promote trade and maritime connectivity between Thailand and China, both of which will set up a joint working group and host a biennial meeting.Keep watching ...

Improving ties serves the interests of China and Japan

The message from the first trip to Beijing by a Japanese leader in seven years was clear: the world’s second- and third-biggest economies need to cooperate, not compete. President Xi Jinping’s and Premier Li Keqiang’s meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe confirmed that relations between ...

The world in 2030: China to the fore

China will be the world’s largest economy in 2030, overtaking the US, while India – currently the seventh biggest – will be third, pushing Germany and Japan down a position.We have looked at 75 economies in developing, emerging and frontier markets to make long-term projections ...

Belt and Road is China's 'manifest destiny'

No national project of global reach carries as much stake and attracts as much attention as China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Conceived in 2013, the BRI is the colossal brainchild of President Xi Jinping and his government. Keep reading ...

Japanese investors keen to join with Chinese on EEC projects, minister says

Japan plans to team up with China to invest in Thailand’s infrastructure projects, targeting the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC), said Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.The move came after the recent signing of a memorandum of understanding on private-sector economic cooperation in third-world countries between China and ...

The Nation Reporter

China, Japan could collaborate on development projects in Thailand including high-speed railways to achieve regional growth: experts

Experts have said that for the China-proposed Belt and Road (B&R) initiative to succeed in Thailand, different countries must work together to achieve common growth. In particular, China could cooperate with Japan on a number of projects such as high-speed railways and the Thailand 4.0 ...

Chu Daye

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