Myanmar's neighbors to call for 'accountability' in Rakhine crisis: draft statement

Southeast Asian nations will call for those responsible for atrocities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state to be held “fully accountable”, according to a statement prepared for a regional summit, reflecting a stronger line being taken within the group. The draft of the chairman’s statement, which was reviewed ...

Thailand bets on neighbors' rising incomes to lift exports

Thailand is working to increase trade with its neighbors, betting that their rising purchasing power will cushion the blow from exports lost to the U.S.-China trade war. Keep reading ...

China, neighbors seize 17.6 tonnes of drugs in joint operation

A six-nation joint operation against rampant drug crimes along the Lancang-Mekong region has seized 17.6 tonnes of narcotics and apprehended 15,000 suspects in three months starting May, Chinese police said Thursday. Police have also seized 330.6 tonnes of chemicals to be used in drug manufacturing ...

Vietnam, Mekong neighbors urged to lean less on China

Thailand wants Vietnam and other neighboring countries to set up an infrastructure and project developments fund for the Mekong Delta region, aiming to cut their dependence on Chinese investment. Keep reading ...

Thailand aims to boost trade with neighbors by 15% in 2018

Thailand aims to increase trade with countries on its borders by 15% this year, to a record high of 1.5 trillion baht ($50 billion). The government is backing the drive to offset an expected slowdown in overall export growth due to appreciation of the baht ...


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