Archive for the ‘Thailand’ Category

How China’s EVs are Taking Thailand by Storm

Via The Diplomat, a look at how Chinese EV automakers have succeeded in the Thai market by adopting comprehensive localization strategies: China’s electric vehicles (EVs) have made serious inroads in Southeast Asia in recent years. Around 75 percent of the region’s EV market is made up of Chinese vehicles. The sales of China’s Wuling Air EV increased […]

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Thailand-China Railway Project Should Be Expedited, Chinese FM Says

Via The Diplomat, an article on China interest in expediting the Thailand-China high-speed rail line, which would connect Bangkok to a recently completed line in Laos, and has been hampered by delays: China’s foreign minister has called for China and Thailand to expedite the construction of the high-speed railway project connecting the two countries, a […]

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Tesla EV Plans Spur ‘Musk Pilgrimages’ From India and Southeast Asia

Via Nikkei Asia, an article on Tesla’s EV plans in India and Southeast Asia: Indian and Southeast Asian leaders are appealing directly to Tesla CEO Elon Musk to invest in their countries as the electric-vehicle maker weighs options for curbing its dependence on the Chinese market. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Musk in […]

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Phuket Booms As Wealthy Russians Seek A New Home

Courtesy of Nikkei Asia,  a report on a Russian-driven real estate boom in Phuket: “Phuket is a paradise and we welcome everyone who wants it for their second home,” declared Sophon Suwannarat, Phuket’s new governor. Dressed in fine Thai silk, he was guest of honor at the champagne-fueled launch party for Gardens of Eden in […]

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Thailand Wants to Build a Brand New Shipping Route. Why Isn’t China Buying?

Via the South China Morning Post, commentary on lagging Chinese interest in Thailand’s proposed infrastructure opportunity: The Land Bridge project, a proposed route for shipping that could bypass the Malacca Strait, is being shopped by the Thai government as it seeks financing If built, the bridge could reshape the economy of Southeast Asia – but […]

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Thailand Pitches Investors on Old Idea of Southeast Asia Shipping Route Shortcut

Via Time, an article on Thailand’s interest in reviving an old idea of a southeast Asia shipping route shortcut: Since attaining the premiership in August, Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has branded himself the nation’s chief “salesman,” traveling around the world to court foreign investments to boost Thailand’s stagnant economy. This week, as global leaders descend on San […]

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