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    Nok Air spreads wings with debut in China

    Business, Boonsong Kositchotethana, Published on 07/10/2016

    » Nok Air has solidified its intentions to extend its footprint into China with the planned debut of scheduled flights to Kunming and Guangzhou.

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    China must act peacefully despite tough talk

    News, Nopporn Wong-Anan, Published on 21/07/2016

    » In April, Chinese President Xi Jinping told foreign ministers from 26 countries at the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia in the Chinese capital that Beijing is committed in maintaining peace and stability in the region and pledged to work with Southeast Asia in turning the South China Sea into a "sea of peace, friendship and cooperation".

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    Face-off looms over South China Sea

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 07/07/2016

    » Next Tuesday, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea will issue its ruling on China's claim to practically all of the South China Sea. And already the main military contenders are moving more forces into the region.

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    Graft is not good for China's growth

    News, Tom Orlik, Published on 29/06/2016

    » Some critics dismiss President Xi Jinping's massive anti-graft campaign as a political witch hunt directed at his enemies. Others have a different complaint: They argue that bribes and favours have historically served as the grease in the wheels of China's growth. By disrupting the traditional flow of business, they contend, Mr Xi's graft enforcers have brought the country's economic engine grinding to a halt.

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    China social media rips Prawit

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 11/07/2018

    » Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon Tuesday apologised for his harsh criticism of Chinese tour operators, after he blamed them for the death of many passengers on the tour boat that sank off the coast of Phuket.

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    Huh? China stumped by Ivanka Trump's 'Chinese proverb'

    AFP, Published on 12/06/2018

    » BEIJING: Chinese social media users are scratching their heads over a "Chinese proverb" US President Donald Trump's daughter and advisor Ivanka posted to Twitter as her father prepared for his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.

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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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    Why China muzzled an internet sensation

    News, Adam Minter, Published on 26/04/2016

    » Last autumn, Papi Jiang, a 29-year-old graduate student in Beijing, began posting short, satirical and occasionally profane monologues about daily life in urban China to social media. Within a couple of months, she'd racked up tens of millions of views, earned nearly US$2 million (70 million baht) in private funding and raised hopes that online celebrities might offer a new revenue stream for China's internet companies. Then, last week, it all ended: Papi Jiang's videos abruptly disappeared.

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    Thais must face up to China reality

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 28/03/2016

    » There has always been a special bond between China and Thailand, which hosts the largest overseas Chinese community in the world. In Thai culture, the Chinese influence is easily traced, through descendants whose origins can be found in rural areas of the southern Chinese mainland, from where their ancestors fled poverty, communism and political oppression to the more hospitable environs of Thailand.

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    Oil rout, China weakness-keep-stocks-on-back-foot

    Business, Published on 18/01/2016

    » Recap: Asian stock markets swung back and forth last week but brief rebounds proved unsustainable in the face of dire economic news. Oil prices sank to a 12-year low below US$30 per barrel as investors worried about the health of the global economy, while the slowdown in China and volatility in its markets continued to make for a nervous start to the year. The Thai stock market had a similarly wild ride, tracking the regional bourses.

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