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    What next with China as a superpower?

    News, Thitinan Pongsudhirak, Published on 04/10/2019

    » The spectacular celebrations to mark the People's Republic of China's 70th anniversary of its founding were the culmination of a sweeping ideological struggle over the past century between two competing systems of socio-economic and political organisation. Under the stewardship of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from 1921, China has now arrived as a 21st century superpower with an unprecedented hybrid of totalitarian control and a capitalist market economy, the successor state to the old Soviet Union whose demise nearly 30 years ago was attributable to its rigid collectivism over market capitalism.


    What If?

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 04/10/2019

    » What if the government decides to allocate budgets for weaponry and freebies and spend them on other causes? Let's entertain that thought. Shall we?


    Handouts not the solution

    News, Editorial, Published on 04/10/2019

    » As doubts persist over whether the 1,000-baht cash-handout and 15% cash-rebate schemes will boost local tourism, the government has hinted that it is considering a "second phase" of this splurge.


    HK protesters making bad gamble

    News, Gwynne Dyer, Published on 04/10/2019

    » After 17 consecutive weekends of increasingly violent protests in Hong Kong, the first protester was wounded by a live bullet on Tuesday. Tsang Chi-kin, an 18-year-old student and one of a group of about a dozen students attacking a policeman who had become separated from his comrades, was shot in the chest as he struck the officer with a metal pole. He is expected to survive.


    EEC is our only gateway to developed-nation status

    News, Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Published on 03/10/2019

    » The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) has been harshly criticised by Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Future Forward Party, for its "lack of people's participation". On the contrary, I believe the EEC will help boost the livelihoods of Thais and transform Thailand from a middle-income country to high-income status.


    City trains far too pricey

    News, Editorial, Published on 03/10/2019

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha marked the success of the new Blue Line extension linking Thonburi's Lak Song to Hua Lamphong station with a promise: more trains will be built to help Bangkok combat the twin problems of traffic congestion and air pollution.


    Tackling Asean's corporate cronyism

    News, Surasak Glahan, Published on 03/10/2019

    » Many Southeast Asian countries, particularly Thailand and Malaysia, have been breeding grounds for unchecked and unregulated relations between government and big conglomerates, which have kept a handful of crazy rich Asians increasingly wealthy and widened the income gap between them and the rest of the population.


    Poll law and disorder

    News, Editorial, Published on 02/10/2019

    » Imagine Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet members losing their jobs to a new coalition government led by Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit.


    Asean opens a big gate for Vietnam

    News, Published on 02/10/2019

    » Vietnam is fully plugged into Asean as Southeast Asia's regional family, Tran Viet Thai of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam says in the conversation below.


    Open burning is a needless way to lose money

    News, Published on 02/10/2019

    » As PM2.5 air pollution has recently exceeded the unsafe level in Bangkok and adjacent provinces, and attention is needed on factors that caused the ultra-fine dust particles including open field burning.

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