Category Archive: Neighbour Countries – Nachbarländer

China is losing out on manufacturing to SEA.

China-ASEAN Wage Comparisons and the 70 Percent Production Capacity Benchmark. Total cost of labor (using minimum wage plus cost of welfare) is comparable in China, Thailand and Malaysia. But other countries are far… Continue reading

Myanmar Strives for Unity.

Myanmar sits at the strategic junction between China, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent – the site of the ancient Southern Silk Road.   Under British rule, the country was known as the… Continue reading

China offers billions to the Greater Mekong Region.

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang offered huge financial and technical support for infrastructure development projects in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS). The main proposals and projects: Five Chinese proposals on transport links, investment schemes,… Continue reading

China to build Thai fast track railways.

China agrees on deal to build 867 km of railways in Thailand.  . Thailand and China agreed to build 867 km (542 miles) of dual track railways in the Southeast Asian nation, in… Continue reading

The Culinary Similarities Between Thai and Lao Cooking.

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Opium production in South-East Asia reaches new high.

Opium production in South-East Asia has increased 2014, to three times the levels of 2006. Myanmar remained the area’s top producer, second worldwide only to Afghanistan, according to the UN Office on Drugs… Continue reading

Thai Junta buys Russian Superjets.

The three planes were acquired by the Royal Thai Government through the Royal Thai Air Force and will be used by the Thai Government. The Superjet 100, built by Russian Sukhoi Civil Aircraft,… Continue reading

Phnom Penh – Two kind of power towers…

Doubts on Thai junta’s road map to democracy.

A report from the International Crisis Group (ICG) has cast doubt on the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)’s pledge to restore democracy. . “The NCPO’s suspension of civil liberties, media censorship and… Continue reading

Spratly Islands new Chinese military base.

China Has Built a New Base on Top of a Coral Reef. A tropical coral reef has been transformed by the Chinese military into a base that could host a 3,000-meter long airstrip… Continue reading