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    Violent protests at largest iPhone factory in China

    AFP, Published on 23/11/2022

    » BEIJING: Violent protests have broken out around Foxconn's vast iPhone factory in central China, as workers clashed with security personnel over Covid restrictions at the plant.

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    Protests erupt at largest iPhone factory in China

    AFP, Published on 23/11/2022

    » Large-scale protests broke out at Foxconn's vast iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, central China, images circulating Wednesday on Weibo and Twitter showed.

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    World economy downhill from here

    Oped, Chartchai Parasuk, Published on 17/11/2022

    » When I planned for this week's article, I wanted to write about the illusions of today's economic picture such as the robust GDP growth in emerging economies, declining inflation rates, booming travel business, strengthening of the Thai baht, and so on. But even with the economic data and theories to back up my claims, who would believe me? Who would believe that the current robust demand is nothing but an example of short-term, pent-up demand after two years of the Covid-19 outbreak? Who would consider the fact that consumers have no increased purchasing power to sustain today's level of consumption? Most of all, who would imagine that things would change drastically in the fourth quarter after consumers face the reality of a higher cost of living and stagnant income?

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    China lifts weeks-long lockdown on southwest megacity Chengdu

    AFP, Published on 19/09/2022

    » BEIJING: Millions of people in the Chinese megacity of Chengdu emerged Monday from a Covid-19 lockdown that had closed schools, disrupted businesses and forced residents to stay home for over two weeks.

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    Dragon boat racers ditch Hong Kong for Thailand

    Published on 17/09/2022

    » The world’s top dragon boat competition will ditch Hong Kong in favour of Thailand next year due to the former’s stringent coronavirus rules, organisers said on Saturday.

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    Walk the walk

    Oped, Postbag, Published on 10/09/2022

    » Re: "Chadchart offers his anti-graft recipe", (BP, Sept 7). Governor Chadchart says that honest leaders with a strong commitment to tackling graft are the key to fighting corruption. I fully agree and call on him to be a role model in being such a leader. Thus, he should not only be corruption-free himself but also committed to eradicating corruption.

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    “Shopee 9.9 วันช้อปแห่งปี (Wan Shop Hang Pee): Super Shopping Day”

    Published on 29/08/2022

    » “Shopee 9.9 วันช้อปแห่งปี (Wan Shop Hang Pee): Super Shopping Day” offers upsized deals for the mega shopping festival.

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    Rediscovering Penang

    Life, Pattarawadee Saengmanee, Published on 25/08/2022

    » As the bus takes us to George Town for breakfast, I glance out the window and see how similar Penang and Phuket islands are to one another. Both old cities are home to a unique collection of magnificent classic Sino-Portuguese buildings that harmoniously fuse Eastern and Western architectural styles.

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    Demand destruction the new buzzword

    Oped, Chartchai Parasuk, Published on 11/08/2022

    » On Feb 23, a day before Russia invaded Ukraine, the world crude oil price was US$90.60 (3,221 baht) per barrel. Russian oil supply disruption and demand recovery from Covid-19 dragged the crude oil price to almost $120 at the end of May, after the US and European central banks sent strong signals that they would rapidly increase interest rates to contain inflation, despite the cost of a further economic slowdown.

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    Transformation through travel

    Business, Published on 08/07/2022

    » What could Venice, Mumbai, the Maldives and the Great Barrier Reef possibly have in common? Two are magnificent repositories of centuries-old cultures and bustling commerce. The other two offer a spectacle of sugar-white beaches, framed by the enticing blues of froth-fringed coral reefs.

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