Head of U.S. Pacific Command urges democracy in Thailand

Feb 14, 2017

Head of U.S. Pacific Command urges democracy in Thailand

The highest-ranking U.S. military official to visit Thailand since a 2014 coup urged the country to restore democracy, saying Tuesday that America needs “a strong and stable ally” in Southeast Asia. Adm. Harry Harris, the head of the U.S. Pacific Command, spoke at the ...

Feb 1, 2017

Toyota expects Thai auto sales to log 8% rise this year

Toyota Motor Corp. is aiming to boost its new vehicle sales in Thailand by 8 percent this year by introducing new models on the back of the recovering local auto market. The leading Japanese automaker’s Thai arm, Toyota Motor Thailand Co., announced Tuesday that ...

Discover a country of contrasts in Thailand

Jan 28, 2017

Discover a country of contrasts in Thailand

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Trudging up a lush mountainside to a remote village, plunging through a swift-moving river in the footsteps of elephants and cruising Bangkok’s gleaming luxury malls — with each step, I walked into different worlds, each one beautiful, all in Thailand. Don’t forget glittering temples, ...

Jan 25, 2017

Thai junta gives go-ahead to buy Chinese submarine and tanks

Thailand’s military government has approved 13.5 billion baht ($380 million) to buy a submarine from China after putting the purchase on hold last year, Thai officials said on Wednesday. Relations have been strengthening between China and America’s oldest ally in Southeast Asia, particularly since ...