Artikel tagged “china”

  • ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement comes into force

    ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement comes into force

    The ASEAN – Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA – that acronym’s never going to fly!), came into force this week for Hong Kong and five ASEAN member states, namely, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Under the AHKFTA, Hong Kong and Singapore will grant tariff-free access and keep their customs duties at zero upon entry into force of the agreement

  • A drop in demand leaves Bangkok with a glut of completed new condos

    A drop in demand leaves Bangkok with a glut of completed new condos

    A parliament of owls? A murder of crows? A flock of geese?

  • US-China trade tensions reverberate around the world

    US-China trade tensions reverberate around the world

    New global diplomatic and economic fault lines are appearing, with new and untested consequences emerging.

  • Summer storms forecast for the central and north of Thailand

    Summer storms forecast for the central and north of Thailand

    The Thai Meteorological is warning provinces in the North, Northeast, Central and East about the threat of ‘summer storms’ until Monday.

  • Thai Cabinet extends waiver of Visa On Arrival fees

    Thai Cabinet extends waiver of Visa On Arrival fees

    Thailand’s Cabinet has extended the waiver of the fees for ‘visa on arrival’ for some foreign tourists to Thailand. The waiver of the 2,000 baht VOA fee will be extended to at least October 31. The fee had previously been waived until January 14 this year in a bid to boost tourism.

  • Chiang Mai ‘s tourism holds up despite smoke and smog

    Chiang Mai ‘s tourism holds up despite smoke and smog

    by Siriarpa Kamjan, ttgasia.com Chiang Mai’s current poor air quality and smoke haze is raising concerns on the potential impact on tourism as Thailand’s Songkran water festival approaches. Smog has been a yearly occurrence in Northern Thailand, but this year the situation appears to be the worst with Chiang Mai topping the air pollution ranking and the media tracking daily results. But La-iad Bungsrithong, president of the Thai Hotels Association (Northern Chapter), says there appears to be a short-term decline in the market.

  • Better analysis needed to track down the source of new chemicals in illicit drugs

    Better analysis needed to track down the source of new chemicals in illicit drugs

    The Office of Narcotics Control Board has been training personnel in drug analysis to handle new illicit substances coming onto the streets. A Chinese analysis lab has recently discovered 230 new psychotropic substances which are making their way into recreational drugs and other foods. China has subsequently banned several beverages and sweets that contain these new illegal substances.

  • Thai baht surges against weakening US dollar

    Thai baht surges against weakening US dollar

    The Thai baht is soaring to its highest level against the US dollar in more than half a decade. Analysts are expecting the Thai currency to continue marching past the 31 baht to the US dollar mark. Currency experts believe the baht’s strength could be partly due to the weakness of the US dollar as investors speculate on the current US-China trade talks hoping negotiators will reach some sort of deal soon

  • New e-Visa for Chinese tourists starts rolling out on February 15

    New e-Visa for Chinese tourists starts rolling out on February 15

    The Department of Consular Affairs is to officially launch the first phase of the new Thai e-Visa in Beijing on February 15. China will be the first country in the world to have the service, which will be extended to other Chinese cities in early March. Chatri Archjananun, director general of the Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the Thai e-Visa was developed to provide greater convenience to Chinese tourists wishing to visit Thailand

  • China edges Thailand out of Asian Cup after penalties

    China edges Thailand out of Asian Cup after penalties

    Thailand has gone down to China 2-1 in last night’s Asian Cup Round-of-16 match, eliminating them from the tournament. The match was decided by a penalty awarded after a foul charged   against Thailand in the 72nd minute.