22 Jul 2022
Recent visits from the US Secretary of State and Secretary of Defence mark a shift in US-Thai relations as the Biden administration seeks re-engagement with its longtime ally amidst increased US-China competition and heightened tensions in the Indo-Pacific region.
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 Apr 2016
The Thai junta leader and Prime Minister has suggested that cabinet members read The Governance of China, a book authored by Chinese President Xi Jinping, claiming that Thailand is in a reform period like China’s. On Tuesday, 12 April 2016, Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, the Minister of Tourism and Sports, told the media at Government House that Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, the junta leader and PM, introduced “The Government of China”, a book authored by Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, to cabinet members,