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    Government must back sea talks

    News, Editorial, Published on 27/02/2017

    » The threat of clashes has increased lately over China's claim it owns the South China Sea. A US navy task force led by the formidable aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is conducting "routine operations" in the area. Both Vietnam and Taiwan have copied China's construction of artificial islands with military facilities. Beijing has continued to fortify its new islands, with buildings believed capable of housing missiles. They would be the first land-based weapons in the Spratly Islands where international flashpoints and tensions increase almost by the day.

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    Prayut: Vietnam a friend, not competitor

    Published on 23/07/2015

    » Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha on Thursday brushed aside concern that Vietnam was beginning to eclipse Thailand as a regional manufacturing base, saying Vietnam is a friend not a competitor.

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    Thailand to lay down own conditions at BRN peace talks

    Patsara Jikkham, Published on 12/09/2013

    » Security agencies are refusing to commit to demands made by the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) for peace talks and are preparing their own list of conditions, to be presented to the separatist movement representatives at their next meeting, tentatively set for late October.

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    Burma: Hillary Clinton's historic visit

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 02/12/2011

    » Analysis of Hillary Clinton's historic visit to Burma by scholar Ernest Bower of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Singapore.

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    Projection: 23m tourist arrivals in 2013

    Online Reporters, Published on 10/12/2012

    » Thailand's tourism industry is likely to grow by more than 10% next year and about 23 million foreigners are expected to visit the country in 2013, Association of Thai Travel Agents (Atta) president Sisdivachr Cheewarattanporn said on Monday.

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