5 May 2020
This report will explore the roots of the influence of Chinese concepts of development found in the ECC: the role of the Thai elite (specifically Somkid Jatusripitak), the big picture of economic and political changes in Thailand and China, and the history of modern Sino-Thai interdependence.
20 Apr 2020
Cartoon by Stephff: Mekhong dams
31 Jan 2020
Thapanee Eadsrichai, the correspondent of the Reporters, talking to Suriya Intanam, who remains stuck in his room in Wuhan as the coronavirus spread. Source: The Reporters
7 Jun 2019
A group of students, along with two Chinese refugees, held a gathering in front of the Chinese Embassy in Bangkok on Tuesday (4 June) in memory of the 4 June 1989 massacre at Tiananmen Square.
27 Apr 2019
When Daw Nan Ja and her family were forced from their home ten years ago, she was well on her way to realizing her dream of saving enough money to send her youngest son to college.
21 Nov 2017
President Trump has just been to China. Just before he arrived, the trial of Taiwanese NGO worker Lee Ming-cheh was streamed online from Yueyang City Intermediate People’s Court in Hunan province. Lee had been arrested on 19 March when he crossed the border from Macau. He then disappeared into the gulag that is the Chinese judicial system. He had not been seen for 6 months before his trial for “subverting state power” under a new Foreign NGO Management Law.
12 May 2017
Dams constructed by Chinese government along the Mekong river are forcing villagers in Ubon Ratchathani into lives of uncertainty, even as they reap no benefits from the dams themselves.
26 Apr 2017
The military has summoned the leader of an environmental group opposing China’s exploration of the Mekong River for the purposes of developing a commercial shipping route. On 25 April 2017, Col Jarat Panyadi, Deputy Commander of the 37 Military Circle of Chiang Rai, summoned Niwat Roikaew, the leader of an a local environmental conservation group called ‘Khon Rak Chiang Kong’, for a “chat” at a coffee shop.
31 Mar 2017
Chinese activist Dong Guangping will be tried in April 2017 for “subverting state power” and “crossing the national border illegally”. Detained since his forcible return to China in November 2015, he has had no access to his family or a lawyer of his choice and is at risk of an unfair trial.
7 Oct 2016
A Thai deputy police chief has called Joshua Wong, the Hong Kong student activist, a threat to Thailand’s national security who should not be allowed to enter the country, adding there has been no pressure from any country.
25 Apr 2016
Although Thailand is usually thought of as a recipient, not exporter of pop culture, Thai soap operas are making waves in mainland China.
23 Mar 2016
China has controlled the water level in the Mekong for more than two decades and it is ruining local people’s way of life in the downstream countries, says civil society. China released water from a dam in Yunnan inside China claiming that this policy aims to ease drought among Mekong downstream countries (further detail).