Articles by: Joseph O' Connor

Good weekend’s work by Thai PM at Osaka G20 meeting in Japan. Thailand keeps pushing trade pact

Good weekend’s work by Thai PM at Osaka G20 meeting in Japan. Thailand keeps pushing trade pact

June 30, 2019

Economy, Media, More News from Thailand, Personal, Politics, Thailand:

European Union this Sunday signed a free trade deal with Vietnam: Prospect of an EU trade deal with Thailand is some way off and would… Read More ›

Thailand faces an economic test as change becomes a reality in cars, farming and business

Thailand faces an economic test as change becomes a reality in cars, farming and business

June 13, 2019

Economy, Living, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Is Thailand ready for the ride: The arrival of new technology and the global scramble to secure trade means that Thailand can no longer count… Read More ›

Thailand celebrates the birthday and life this June of Queen Suthida – an inspiring story for all

Thailand celebrates the birthday and life this June of Queen Suthida – an inspiring story for all

June 3, 2019

Culture, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

The new Thai Queen graduated from Assumption University in Bangkok in 2000. After working for a number of airlines including Thai Airways, she joined the… Read More ›

US China trade war may have some silver lining or upside for Thailand if firms can be agile and adjust

US China trade war may have some silver lining or upside for Thailand if firms can be agile and adjust

May 25, 2019

Economy, Personal, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The US China trade war appears to be here to stay and has huge ramifications for Thailand. There were signs this week that global companies… Read More ›

Thailand faces a new world economy driven by Trump’s economic agenda, not a global one in a new world order

Thailand faces a new world economy driven by Trump’s economic agenda, not a global one in a new world order

May 12, 2019

Economy, Foreigners, Living, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

The outcome of the trade talks between China and US may yet change course but if things stay as they are or get worse, as… Read More ›

Maybe time for westerners to listen carefully to Thailand’s army leader and conservative Thai voices

Maybe time for westerners to listen carefully to Thailand’s army leader and conservative Thai voices

April 4, 2019

Politics, Thailand:

To many westerners the Thai army is perceived as an anti democratic force that has a history of initiating coups against democratically elected governments in… Read More ›

Thailand offered to host the Trump Kim summit in Bangkok and was on some shortlists

Thailand offered to host the Trump Kim summit in Bangkok and was on some shortlists

May 15, 2018

Media, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

Summit between Trump and Kim was mooted for Bangkok The meeting between Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump takes place in Singapore on… Read More ›

Fake goods and counterfeit brands in Thailand not yet a thing of the past but maybe soon

Fake goods and counterfeit brands in Thailand not yet a thing of the past but maybe soon

May 13, 2018

Culture, Economy, Living, More News from Thailand, Personal, Thai World, Thailand:

Thailand is suppressing  fake and counterfeit goods but intellectual property infringement remains 2017 raids on Bangkok’s gigantic shopping centres which for decades were a mecca… Read More ›

More foreign nationals in Thai prison but there are conflicting reports on harsh conditions

More foreign nationals in Thai prison but there are conflicting reports on harsh conditions

December 6, 2017

More News from Thailand:

The Thai government recently intensified a popular campaign that has been underway in the Kingdom since 2014 to root out undesirable foreigners and what is… Read More ›

Thailand preparing for new democratic future as PM submits new cabinet

Thailand preparing for new democratic future as PM submits new cabinet

November 23, 2017

Economy, Media, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thailand:

Thailand is on the way towards a new democratic future which the National Council for Peace and Order hopes will usher in a new political… Read More ›

New internet laws give Thai government all the cards to regulate online content

New internet laws give Thai government all the cards to regulate online content

June 11, 2017

Culture, Economy, Media, Personal, Thailand:

The new digital economy legislation and amendments to the wide ranging Computer Crime Act will usher in a new era for the internet in Thailand.… Read More ›

Bangkok feminists declare V Day over expat foreigners in media war

Bangkok feminists declare V Day over expat foreigners in media war

May 10, 2017

Culture, Foreigners, Living, Media, Personal:

The feminist agenda has arrived in Bangkok scoring a famous victory over a hugely popular Facebook expat page used by western men in Thailand. The… Read More ›

Hua Hin attack: UK family to be compensated as Thai authorities promise justice

Hua Hin attack: UK family to be compensated as Thai authorities promise justice

May 1, 2016

Crime, Foreigners, Media, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

The Thai tourism minister has met with the British charges d’affaires in Bangkok over the vicious assault of a British family in Hua Hin which has… Read More ›

Bridge club still faces prosecution after raid in Pattaya which made world headlines

Bridge club still faces prosecution after raid in Pattaya which made world headlines

April 22, 2016

Foreigners, Living, Thailand:

Elderly foreigner expats arrested at the Pattaya Bridge Club in February still face a lengthy legal ordeal until a Thai court finally adjudicates on the… Read More ›

Thai PM says foreign countries are not listening to government’s plan for Thailand’s stability

Thai PM says foreign countries are not listening to government’s plan for Thailand’s stability

April 6, 2016

Economy, Foreigners, More News from Thailand, Politics, Thai World, Thailand:

During his visit to Washington for the Nuclear summit of world leaders the Thai Prime Minister and military junta leader reiterated the mission of the… Read More ›

Foreign business under scrutiny as Thai nationals warned not to act as nominees

Foreign business under scrutiny as Thai nationals warned not to act as nominees

March 31, 2016

Economy, Foreigners, Living, More News from Thailand, Thailand:

A senior official with the Thai Business Development Department has warned Thai citizens that they should not agree to become nominee shareholders for foreign business… Read More ›

Royal Thai police make breakthrough in Bangkok bomb probe as police identify ringleader

Royal Thai police make breakthrough in Bangkok bomb probe as police identify ringleader

September 13, 2015

More News from Thailand, Thai World, Thailand:

The Royal Thai Police in Bangkok have now identified the key actor and ‘mastermind’ of the August 17th bombing in central Bangkok at the Erawan… Read More ›