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China comes to Thailand

By Thu, Jul 28, 2011 6:38PM UTC 4 Comments

As Beijing’s clout grows, some Thais are uneasy, writes Asia Sentinel’s Richard S. Ehrlich There is perhaps nowhere in Southeast Asia where the growing influence of China – economically, militarily and diplomatically – is being felt more than in Thailand, long one of the United States’ most steadfast regional allies. Concern about China’s growing role...

The Hangover 2 goes ‘supersonic’ online – what is the fallout for Thailand?

By Sun, May 29, 2011 7:55PM UTC Comments Off From left, Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha and Ed Helms are shown in a scene from, "The Hangover: Part II." Pic: AP.

Could the release of a new blockbuster US film sequel undo the work of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and present an altogether different view of Thailand to the world? First, lets look at the potential reach of the film. Jon Friedman at Marketwatch has a look at the hype behind The Hangover 2, the...