Thailand

Thai seafood company to buy Bumble Bee tuna firm

By Sat, Dec 20, 2014 11:39AM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Union Frozen Products is acquiring Bumble Bee Seafoods, a major seller of canned tuna in the United States, for $1.5 billion.

Making Mathematics relevant in Southeast Asia

By Thu, Dec 18, 2014 10:55AM UTC Mathematics teachers attend a workshop in Northern Thailand. Pic: AP.

In Europe and North America there is a commonly held belief that Asian students are inherently good at Mathematics. This stereotype has been reinforced in recent years by the success of China, Singapore, Korea and Japan in international mathematics rankings compiled by PISA, the Programme for International Student Assessment.

Opinion: Post-coup oppression teaches Thais a lesson in human rights

By Wed, Dec 17, 2014 3:19PM UTC Pic: AP.

In the past several weeks Thailand has witnessed a series of incidents that altogether signal the beginning of the public’s shift in perception. Slowly, Thais are becoming more and more concerned about the abuse of human rights, freedom and democracy. Now, Thai liberals have a reason to be optimistic despite the continuous oppression by the junta. A whiff of change is in the air.

Thailand police: Foreigners not required to carry passports at all times

By Wed, Dec 17, 2014 1:25PM UTC A tourist walks past a street vendor in Bangkok, Thailand. Pic: AP.

A police spokesman has said that foreigners in Thailand are not required to carry their passports with them at all times, according to reports.

Are Asian universities really on the rise?

By Tue, Dec 16, 2014 11:12AM UTC Pic: AP.

Over the last few years there has been a lot of talk about the continuing rise of Asian universities. In The Conversation, Gerard Postiglione of the University of Hong Kong has pointed out that Asian universities now take one in eight of the top 200 places in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and he predicts that by 2040 a quarter of the top universities will be Asian.

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