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Patpicha Tanakasempipat

Southeast Asian leaders emphasise economic strength in face of U.S.-China tensions

23 Jun 2019

BANGKOK Southeast Asian leaders agreed on Sunday to work together on the region's economy and security to strengthen their position to face growing U.S.-China tensions, as they wrapped up their summit in Bangkok. | Video

Southeast Asian nations vow to combat plastic debris in oceans

22 Jun 2019

BANGKOK Southeast Asian nations vowed on Saturday to fight against plastic pollution in the ocean, as their leaders adopted a joint declaration during a summit in Bangkok.

RPT-SE Asian nations, among worst ocean polluters, aim to curb plastic debris

22 Jun 2019

BANGKOK, June 21 Thai zero-waste advocate Thanaboon Somboon never leaves his home without what he calls a full "weaponry" of reusable shopping bags, coffee tumblers and stainless steel straws for his daily battle against single-use plastic.

Southeast Asian nations, among worst ocean polluters, aim to curb plastic debris

21 Jun 2019

BANGKOK Thai zero-waste advocate Thanaboon Somboon never leaves his home without what he calls a full "weaponry" of reusable shopping bags, coffee tumblers and stainless steel straws for his daily battle against single-use plastic. | Video

Fall armyworm invades crops across Asia, smallholders worst hit

20 Jun 2019

BAN NONG TOR, Thailand/SINGAPORE Looking out at his empty, red-earth field, Thai farmer Puang Timdon said his two-week-old maize crop didn't stand a chance against the fall armyworm pest.

Southeast Asia should ban imports of foreign trash: environmentalists

18 Jun 2019

BANGKOK Environmental groups called on Tuesday for Southeast Asian countries to ban waste imports from developed countries to help tackle a plastic pollution crisis, as regional leaders prepare to meet this week in Bangkok.

SE Asia should ban foreign trash imports - environmentalists

18 Jun 2019

BANGKOK, June 18 Environmental groups called on Tuesday for Southeast Asian countries to ban waste imports from developed countries to help tackle a pollution crisis, as regional leaders prepare to meet this week in Bangkok.

Tencent launches video streaming in Thailand, eyes Southeast Asia expansion

14 Jun 2019

BANGKOK Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd launched its first overseas video streaming service in Thailand on Friday, as it ramps up its presence outside China.

China's Huawei fights consumer fears at Thai smartphone expo

03 Jun 2019

BANGKOK Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies battled back against consumer worries at a major smartphone expo in Thailand over the weekend, bringing in an army of salespeople to fight perceptions that a U.S. blacklist would hobble its phones.

RPT-INSIGHT-Thai exiles in fear after murders and disappearances

27 May 2019

BANGKOK, May 24 When members of the exiled Thai protest band Faiyen learned that the concrete-stuffed bodies of two Thai activists who had disappeared from Laos had been found in the Mekong River, they grew worried about their own fates.

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