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    We should let China spy on us

    News, David Fickling, Published on 22/04/2019

    » Even as the US and China seem headed toward a truce on trade, their rivalry is heating up in other areas.

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    China is blowing an opportunity with Meng's arrest

    News, Published on 21/12/2018

    » China is blowing the geopolitical opportunity of a lifetime. There has probably never been a better moment to undo America's greatest strategic advantage by dividing the US from its global network of democratic allies, many of which are horrified by President Trump's rhetoric and policies and deeply worried about Washington's staying power. Yet, Beijing is doing its best to remind that democratic world that it has far more to fear from a hegemonic China than from an erratic America.

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    Even as demand softens, China jet market is crucial

    Asia focus, Wanant Kerdchuen, Published on 25/04/2016

    » The growing number of Asian business moguls, especially in China, has made the region a promising new frontier for business jet makers. Greater China alone is the third largest market in a forecast by Bombardier, with 876 future deliveries worth US$33 billion, compared with the country's fleet of 300 at the end of last year.

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    China's futile war on Western values

    Asia focus, Minxin Pei, Published on 16/02/2015

    » The news from China these days is mostly depressing, owing to the government's escalating crackdown on its critics. But what few observers — particularly economic analysts — seem to understand is that the Chinese leadership's fight against liberalism and "Western values" is directly undermining its efforts to root out official corruption, promote innovation and entrepreneurship, and deepen engagement with the outside world.

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    Revamp the military

    News, Postbag, Published on 23/02/2019

    » Let's briefly consider local geopolitics and the Thai military. Thailand needs China like it needs another coup. However, China needs Thailand for a variety of reasons. The US has had a longstanding favourable relationship with Thailand and is its most powerful ally.

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    Top comic Jim Gaffigan lands in Bangkok

    Life, Published on 19/03/2019

    » Grammy-nominated stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan is ready to bring the laughter to Bangkok on Friday at Scala Theatre, Rama I.

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    Currencies slump, funds flee emerging markets

    Business, Published on 08/09/2018

    » Recap: Emerging stock markets, especially those in Asia, experienced heavy fund outflows as concerns mounted over the health of emerging economies in general, and contagion impact from the likes of Argentina and Turkey. The Indonesian rupiah hit a two-decade low and the Indian rupee also lost more ground. US-China trade tensions continue to cast a pall over markets as well.

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    Living history

    Life, Yvonne Bohwongprasert, Published on 05/02/2019

    » Veteran British photojournalist Yvan Cohen adds an emphatic touch to his take on life in the backstreets of Bangkok's Chinatown in his debut photo exhibition "Chinatown By Yan Cohen". Held at Contemporary Art Space, River City Bangkok, the event -- which features 26 photos -- runs from now until March 1.

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    Fermented fad

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 22/01/2019

    » Forget low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diets, gluten-free foods and all things detox. These are diet bygones compared to a slightly-sparkling, gold-coloured fermented drink called kombucha that is now all the rage. They say Madonna drinks it, so does Halle Berry, Lindsay Lohan and Gwyneth Paltrow. Even testosterone-fuelled Jake Gyllenhaal and Orlando Bloom were seen clutching a bottle.

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    Social media the theatre of 'Information World War'

    News, Published on 19/12/2018

    » A year ago, in his annual New Year's resolution post, Mark Zuckerberg pledged to spend 2018 fixing Facebook by addressing foreign manipulation, election interference and other threats. He and other tech leaders should probably renew that vow for 2019, and 2020, and possibly every year after that.

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