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  • BUSINESS

    Thailand falls one place in digital index

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 27/09/2019

    » Thailand slipped one place to 40th in the World Digital Competitiveness Index 2019, partly because of a lack of public access to digital public services and subpar participation in public decision-making.

  • BUSINESS

    Renewable race

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 23/09/2019

    » As the world's population continues to expand, our hunger for energy shows no signs of slowing. But it has become clear to (almost) everyone that the sources of that energy must change if we are to avoid the catastrophic impact of climate change in the next few decades.

  • BUSINESS

    Playing it cool

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 09/09/2019

    » When it comes to sports, skiing and skating are the last activities anyone associates with Southeast Asia. Outside of a few indoor skating rinks in big cities, the only ice you'll find is in drinks. And as for snow, it's non-existent except at the highest reaches of remote and forbidding Hkakabo Razi in northern Myanmar.

  • BUSINESS

    Driving towards the tin cup in Vietnam

    Business, Lamonphet Apisitniran, Published on 19/10/2019

    » Somhatai "Nid" Panichewa is a sister of Vikrom and Viboon Kromadit, two high-ranking executives of Amata Corporation Plc, the industrial developer.

  • OPINION

    Fuzzy Thai logic

    News, Postbag, Published on 19/10/2019

    » Historically, fear of communist regimes has been used by politicians to keep them alive, strive and win elections. In the USA, politicians always create a hostile enemy and introduce a powerful fear factor to get elected. For most of the last century, the USA treated China, the Soviet Union, Cuba and Sandinistas as a threat to democracy and the whole world. First, it was Soviets, later China, and in this new century, al-Qaeda and the Islamic State became the new threat. And now they have a new enemy -- immigrants from across the border from Mexico and South America. A whole generation of Americans grew up dreaming about communists taking away their freedom and democracy. Sadly, even today a big lobby of Cuban immigrants in Florida keeps those fears alive.

  • BUSINESS

    Tencent tailoring AI to meet corporations' cloud needs

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 18/10/2019

    » Tencent Thailand, a local unit of the Chinese tech giant, aims to provide artificial intelligence (AI) technology and cloud services for corporate users to diversify and increase revenue.

  • WORLD

    Hong Kongers get serious in pursuing overseas passports

    Published on 17/10/2019

    » Hong Kongers' interest in emigrating has jumped 14 fold as the four-month long anti-government protests shows no signs of ending, and many are selling their property before the housing market deteriorates further to finance their move, according to Midland Immigration Consultancy.

  • WORLD

    China propaganda app fraught with security concerns: report

    AFP, Published on 17/10/2019

    » BEIJING - A widely downloaded Chinese propaganda app that quizzes users on Communist Party heroes and military achievements may be "studying them right back" through data collection and potential security breaches, an internet freedom campaign group says.

  • OPINION

    Get budget priorities right

    News, Editorial, Published on 17/10/2019

    » The Prayut Chan-o-cha administration faces a crucial challenge from the opposition in the debate on the 2020 fiscal budget bill scheduled to begin on Thursday morning.

  • WORLD

    Attempts to split China risk 'shattered bodies': Xi

    AFP, Published on 14/10/2019

    » BEIJING: President Xi Jinping has warned that any attempts to split China would result in "bodies smashed and bones ground to powder", amid four months of anti-Beijing unrest in Hong Kong.

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