Geo Polit/Econ: Thailand’s junta sever Yunnan-Singapore High Speed Rail project

Thailand’s junta regime postponed Yunnan-Singapore high speed rail project! The Thai junta has approved a US$100 billion deal for infrastructure development, however cutting out High Speed Rail (HSR) that the Yingluck Shinawatra government approved. The result is the cancellation of China’s dream of a “Yunnan Singapore High Speed Network”. AP, the wire service, reports:  “The…

Yingluck Focus: 4) Rice subsidy? Yingluck hit by Economic Imperialism!

By Investigative Journalism into Controversial Thailand Introduction How well off are Thai farmers? How well off are farmers in the Eurozone and USA? The fact is, Thai farmers are dirt-poor in comparison. How much is Thailand’s farm subsidy? And how much is the Eurozone and USA farm subsidy? The fact is, Thailand’s farm subsidy is…

Competitiveness: Thai Cambodia trade up 60% since “Peace” but disputed oil & gas “For Next Generation”

By Pooky, Thai Intel’s economics journalist After Thailand former premier, Abhisit, took Thailand on a confrontational route with Cambodia, destroying just about all trade between the two countries, with last year election that saw Yingluck became Thailand’s premier, trade between Thailand and Cambodia shot up 60%, says the Thai embassy in Cambodia. The Thai Embassy…

Diplomacy: Obama “Into the Heart” of mainland Southeast Asia where China influence is strong (Up-Dated)

By Ranger, Thai Intel’s political analyst Latest, is that Obama is planning a visit to the heart of mainland Southeast Asia. USA President, Obama, fresh after his election win, is planning to visit Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar-all important countries that have a long tradition of leaning towards China. In fact is, for Thailand, as an…

Diplomacy: Tibetans self-immolation & the implications for ASEAN, USA & Japan

By Ranger, Thai Intel’s political journalist News comes of the China occupied Tibet, nearly every week, of Tibetans self-immolation, in protest of that occupation. The many pictures and video of those self-immolation, are horrific reminder, of how desperate the struggle for freedom and independence in Tibet have come to be. Desperation against Super Power actions…

Competitiveness: “Go Global before Go Local” An indigenous Thai concept sparks success & followers

By Pooky, Thai Intel’s economics journalist My great apology, for not getting the names. However, a few weeks ago, a Twitterer mentioned four “Very Successful” Thai firms that are similar, in that they have gone global, before going local. “These firms would go global to build brand recognition and reputation, and with the global recognition…