Joseph Thomas

UK’s Stunning Hypocrisy over Hong Kong

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Further evidence the UK hides behind "human rights" rather than stands for them was demonstrated when London laced sanctions on…

PETA-UK Scam a Warning to Trading With West

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Animal rights front PETA and British retailers and media have teamed up to deliver a collective and politically-motivated blow to Thailand’s agricultural exports and in particular its large coconut industry (second largest coconut exporter in the world). PETA makes the absurd claim that Thailand’s immense coconut industry depends on “monkey labour…

US Loses Myanmar to China

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For the Southeast Asian state of Myanmar, the decision to expand ties with China despite Western pressure was a no-brainer. Significant economic ties have been expanded and the prospect for several large-scale infrastructure projects have been firmed up. Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent visit to Myanmar could be considered a victory lap of sorts; the cementing of long-standing…

Thailand: Key ASEAN Nation Emerges from COVID-19

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The Kingdom of Thailand plays a central role in the Southeast Asian ASEAN economic bloc. It has a population of nearly 70 million, the second largest economy in the region and hosts a key leg of China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative including high speed rail that will connect China (via Laos) to Malaysia and beyond. Thus, regional recovery in the wake…

As Thailand Fights Covid-19, Students Vow to Continue Chaos for “Democracy”

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Despite the unprecedented damage global panic over coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) has caused to nations around the world, so-called “pro-democracy” protesters have vowed to immediately resume street mobs as soon as emergency measures are lifted in Thailand. The move will almost certainly contribute to socioeconomic instability…

Philippines: Crawling Out From Under America’s Shadow?

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President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has announced his intentions to end the nation’s security agreement with the United States, specifically its Visiting Forces Agreement. The move puts into question America’s military presence in the Philippines and the influence it projects across Asia with it. In particular, it further complicates US attempts…

Coronavirus Exposes Hong Kong’s Fake “Pro-Democracy” Mobs

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While the large street mobs plaguing Hong Kong’s streets have more or less subsided, the foreign-funded movement and its supporters continue seeking every opportunity to perpetuate their agenda. This agenda, despite the Western media claiming it is centred on advancing human rights and democracy while opposing Beijing’s…

US Complains as Cambodia Pivots Toward China

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US State Department-funded front “Radio Free Asia” (RFA) recently complained about plans to proceed with joint Chinese-Cambodian military exercises despite the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. According to Khmer Times, this year’s joint exercises will include up to 200 Chinese personnel and over 2,000 personnel from Cambodia. According…

Coronavirus Tests China, Temps America

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Biology has done what malicious US foreign policy aimed at China has failed to do for years; complicate China’s relations along its peripheries (and the rest of the world for that matter), particularly in Southeast Asia. In Thailand, contrary to popular belief, Chinese tourists make up the vast majority of those visiting the Kingdom. In Thailand, contrary to popular…

US Propaganda Reorganises in Cambodia

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US State Department-funded and directed Voice of America recently noted that its networks in the Southeast Asian country of Cambodia are reorganising, though no in such straightforward terms. VOA’s article, “Journalists Form A New Press Association, Plan to Protect At Risk Reporters,” claims: The development comes amid an ongoing…

Thailand: The Lingering Spectre of US Colour Revolutions

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Thailand’s opposition is openly backed by powerful foreign interests, particularly those in Washington. As the opposition attempts to secure power and help serve as a vector for Western special interests, the spectre of a Western-sponsored “colour revolution” increasingly looms over Thailand’s future. Thailand is a key Southeast Asian nation, with the second largest economy in…

Laos: West’s War on Asian Development

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At face value, the Financial Times’ article, “Laos’s Belt and Road project sparks questions over China ambitions,” reads like a politically-motivated attack on infrastructure development in Asia. Because it is. The article’s subheading, “High-speed train line in one of Asia’s poorest countries may benefit Beijing more than locals,” alone contradicts…


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