Monthly Archives: April 2012

China International – An FP Photo Essay | Foreign Policy

China International – An FP Photo Essay | Foreign Policy.

Photo’s by journalists Heruberto Araujo and Juan Pablo Cardenal taken as part of their research into China’s investment throughout the world. Book published in Spanish 2011 called La silenciosa conquista china – not in English yet!

Yingluck’s visit to China – April 2012

VIDEO: CHINA, THAILAND PLEDGE CLOSER TIES CCTV News – CNTV English.

CNTV cideo of Yinglucks visit to China in April 2012.

Also covered in The Nation here:

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/politics/Yinglucks-China-trip-upgrades-bilateral-ties-30180237.html

The four day meet ended in the signing of cooperative bilateral agreements with aims to expand bilateral trade to US$100billion before 2015 and cooperation on ocean research, telecommunications, technology, energy and agriculture.

In regards to the GMS Yingluck was quoted as saying that ¬†“Under this development scheme, it is my pleasure to inform you that a Mekong bridge between Thailand’s Chiang Rai and Laos’s Huay Xaiwhich provinces, connecting Yunnan [in China] to Thailand, will be opened on the 12th day of the 12th month of the year 2012,”

A report from Xhinhua news agency can be found here:

“…China is both the largest export market and second-largest import source for Thailand. The two countries’ trade volume hit 64.7 billion U.S. dollars in 2011”

The Economist: Asia

Analysis and updates on contemporary relations in the Mekong region

The Economist: China

Analysis and updates on contemporary relations in the Mekong region

Asian Correspondent

Analysis and updates on contemporary relations in the Mekong region

New Mandala

New perspectives on Southeast Asia