Thailand’s New Government Rebalances Its Relationship With China
By Tommy Walker
While relations between Bangkok and Beijing remain warm, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin is pursuing a more diversified foreign policy.
Thailand-China Railway Project Should Be Expedited, Chinese FM Says
By Sebastian Strangio
The high-speed rail line, which would connect Bangkok to a recently completed line in Laos, has been hampered by delays.
Is China Replacing the US as Thailand’s Main Security Partner?
By Jack Sato and Abdul Rahman Yaacob
In both arms sales and joint military exercises, China has been rapidly catching up to – or even surpassing – the U.S., Thailand’s official ally.
Thailand’s High-Speed Railway: On the Fast Track to Ties With China, But at What Cost?
By Prem Singh Gill
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has pledged to move the project forward after years of delays and sluggish progress.
A Bad Idea Revisited: Thailand Pitches Prayut’s ‘Land Bridge’ to Beijing
By Mark S. Cogan
The costly infrastructure project would damage the environment and create an unhealthy economic dependence on China.
Members of Exiled Chinese Church Detained in Thailand
By Tian Macleod Ji and David Rising
Members of the Shenzhen Holy Reformed Church, also called the Mayflower Church, came to Thailand in 2022 seeking asylum.
With High Hopes, Thailand Welcomes Chinese Tourists’ Return
By Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul and Tied McLeod Ji
In 2019, before the pandemic, around 11 million Chinese visited Thailand each year.
Thai PM Meets US Defense Secretary in a Bid to Advance Security Ties
By Sebastian Strangio
The meeting reflects a palpable warming of relations between Bangkok and Washington.
A Trickle of Chinese Tourists Return to Thailand, With Hopes of More to Come
By Jason Hung
The arrival of the first Chinese tourists in Thailand under the Special Tourist Visa program is a good sign for the Thai economy.
Will the ‘Milk Tea War’ Have a Lasting Impact on China-Thailand Relations?
By Poowin Bunyavejchewin
The online spat, though short-lived, revealed deeper-seated reservations about the relationship among Thai people.
Why Some of China’s Most Ardent Nationalists Are Fangirls
By Xu Xin
The latest Twitter war, centering on a Thai idol named Bright, reveals a curious trend in Chinese nationalism.
China-Thailand Submarine Deal in the Headlines with Keel-Laying Ceremony
By Prashanth Parameswaran
The development marked another incremental inroad in the agreement.