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Chinese PM Pledges Support for Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — China and Thailand on Tuesday pledged to expand cooperation in various areas and work together to facilitate trade and investment to boost regional connectivity and build a more open world economy.
Senior Thai Commerce Ministry Keerati Rushchano talks to the media after a press conference at the Department of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce, in Nonthaburi province. Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. Thai officials have said that plans by the United States to end preferential trade privileges on a range of imports from Thailand were not unexpected, and would seek talks with Washington on the matter. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / AP

Thailand to Seek Talks With US on Trade Privileges Loss

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Thailand plans to seek talks with the United States on a decision to end preferential trade privileges on a range of Thai exports including seafood, officials said Monday.
A foreigner gets a health check at an expo in Phuket province on Nov. 16, 2016. Photo: Bangkok Hospital Phuket

Health Insurance Will Be Mandatory for Retiree Visa Holders

BANGKOK — Foreigners entering Thailand with a retiree stay visa will soon have to buy their mandatory health insurance, a health official said Wednesday.
Victoria's Secret Angels at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2017 in Shanghai. Photo: Andy Wong / AP

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show ‘Triggered My Eating Disorder,’ Says Thai Model

For better or worse, the Victoria’s Secret Angels won’t be strutting down the runway in pink lingerie this year. Throughout the 2000s, Thais tuned...
Anant “Nat” Kumsawang and Chutima “Yui” Panpong massaging another employee of Perception Massage.

Blind Eyes, Working Hands at Perception Massage

BANGKOK — After finishing giving a herbal ball massage, Nat puts on sunglasses and steps out of his workplace onto the busy road, cane in hand tapping the street.

Weed Laws: Cannabis License and Foreigners Growing Hemp

Over 30,000 citizens registered for an amnesty at the FDA in an illustration of how popular medical cannabis is in Thailand, and how it was secretly consumed by a large number of the local population.
Wednesday’s edition of The Nation.

The Nation To Ditch Paper Edition: Source

BANGKOK — A major English-language newspaper is set to shutter its printed editions, a source said Wednesday.
Dhanin Chearavanont

Little Changed Among Blood-Bound Thai Billionaires: Forbes

BANGKOK — Nearly a third of Thailand’s billionaires belong to a single clan, the latest ranking from Forbes shows. While the roster of the world’s...

The Hidden Easter Eggs Inside Thailand’s New Cannabis Law

From full legalization to whole new industries, there are Easter Eggs hidden in the new cannabis law.

Central Group Invests USD$200M in Grab

BANGKOK — One of the country’s largest conglomerates announced Thursday it will invest more than 6.2 billion baht (USD$200 million), in Southeast Asia’s largest  ride-hailing service.

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