5 million tourists from China expected to visit Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has revealed that the overall number of tourists from East Asia has diminished significantly. However it still expects 5.4-million Chinese tourists to choose Thailand as their travel destination. Srisuda Wanapinyosak, TAT’s executive director of East Asia Regions, reported that the number of tourists from China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, […]

Muslim Uighurs refugees detained in Thailand

Some 15 ethnic Muslim Uighurs from China’s Xinjiang region were detained in the eastern province of Sa Kaeo intending to emigrate to Turkey. A joint border patrol operation of Thai soldiers and police discovered a group of 15 Muslims refugees, 10 of whom were children, hidden in a forest 200 metres from the Thai-Cambodian border […]

China, Thailand on strategic cooperation in region

  China and Thailand have charted the course for their future cooperation, so as to further develop the bilateral relations. A joint document issued on Friday said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang‘s ongoing visit to Thailand is of milestone significance to further deepen the China-Thailand comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. The two countries agreed that their relations have […]

Thailand, China boost trade to $100 billion – Li Keqiang

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang became the first foreign leader to address Thailand’s Parliament in more than a decade Friday as he began a three-day visit aimed at strengthening ties and seeking business for his country’s high-speed railway technology. Li’s speech underscored China’s growing influence in Southeast Asia a week after Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered […]

ASEAN Foreign Ministers in Bangkok

Thailand hosts an informal meeting of foreign ministers of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) members in Prachuap Khiri Khan province Wednesday to prepare topics for a special Asean-China meeting in Beijing. The Asean-China meeting is set to be held in Beijing from Aug 28-30. Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Surapong […]

Dream Tourism for Domestic Tourists

The Tourism Authority of Thailand is aiming to increase the number of foreign visitors to Thailand to 28 million persons next year, while also increasing the number of domestic tourists by implementing the “Dream Tourism” initiative. The TAT’s Dream Tourism model aims to appeal to Thais’ dreams of traveling the ways they want to. The […]

General Thanasak Patimaprakorn visits China

Gen. Fang Fenghui (L), member of the Central Military Commission and chief of general staff of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA), holds a welcome ceremony for General Thanasak Patimaprakorn (R), the visiting supreme commander of the Royal Thai Armed Forces, and accompanies him to review the guard of honor of the PLA on the […]

Road Quality: Phillipine on par with Indonesia but behind Thailand

MANILA – About 73 percent of national, provincial, city, municipal and barangay roads nationwide remain unpaved, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways. Despite this, the DPWH has noted a slight improvement in the quality of Philippine roads following the “adoption of new construction design specifications like the increase in concrete pavement thickness […]

USA and Asia – Security and Defense: Cooperation and Challenges

Extracts of the speech by USA’s Acting Assistant Secretary, Joseph Yun. The Statement was before the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs. With regards to Asia: Asia’s future stability and security are linked to its prosperity and economic development. We are boosting U.S. trade in the region, increasing investment flows, […]

Chinese New Year: 270,000 Tourists from China in Thailand

An estimated 270,000 tourists from China were speculated to celebrate Chinese New Year in Thailand, according to Tourism Authority of Thailand governor Surapon Svetasreni. The Chinese tourists were known to have intended to come to Thailand to join in the celebrations of the Chinese New Year and stay for several days or until the coming […]

Japan’s PM seeking Economic Ties and Security Support

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had agreed to strengthen the economy of both countries. The Japanese premier had also discussed security ties during a visit to Southeast Asia, aimed at reinforcing collaborative efforts. Abe, making his first overseas trip since taking office in December, said on Thursday he and Prime Minister […]