With foreign investment rising, Thailand can choose suitors
Re: “The delicate art of balancing China and US”, The Nation, October 29.
As a developing nation in Asia, Thailand can boast a two-way street when it comes to fostering bilateral relations and economic priorities with the US and China. Thailand is well-equipped with local talent and experienced economic advisers and experts, while foreign investors and investment are pouring into the country ahead of the next general election, said to be in December 2018.
Some generalities in the post but, yes, there is a foreign balance issue for Southeast Asian countries when it comes to China and the US. Trade will always be a common connection, but other political/social issues will always cause some friction. To be expected. This coup was to bring happiness back to the people. It has. All the rich who opposed elected governments are now very happy.
At least they have done something and started to get back encroached-upon land, something no other govt actually did, preferring instead to let it continue since it was their “mates” doing the encroaching. The only way it will be stopped is to demolish all the building on the land and seize all of the encroachers’ assets, as the only thing these people understand is money. If they start losing it all they will panic. Jail time would also be very beneficial. Trouble is no one wants to make the rich pay for what they are doing, so in reality it won’t be fixed until their is a govt that has the balls to do what is right and not what favours their friends.
The wild beauty of Thailand’s national parks is slowly being eaten away by illegal human development.