Bangkok

Bangkok (English pronunciation: /ˈbæŋkɒk/) is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (กรุงเทพมหานคร, pronounced  [krūŋ tʰêːp mahǎː nákʰɔ̄ːn]) or simply  Krung Thep . The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over 8 million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over 14 million people (22.2 percent) live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region, making Bangkok an extreme primate city, dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance.

Bangkok traces its roots to a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century, which eventually grew in size and became the site of two capital cities: Thonburi in 1768 and Rattanakosin in 1782. Bangkok was at the heart of Siam's (as Thailand used to be known) modernization, during the later 19th century, as the country faced pressures from the West. The city was the centre of Thailand's political struggles, throughout the 20th century, as the country abolished absolute monarchy, adopted constitutional rule and underwent numerous coups and several uprisings. The city grew rapidly during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact among Thailand's politics, economy, education, media and modern society.

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Chief Executive clear of Covid 

Hong Kong Standard 26 Nov 2022
In a post on his Facebook on Saturday, Lee confirmed his condition was improving as the result of a rapid antigen test showed "one single red line only" this morning....
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Anwar’s appointment receives wide media coverage in Thailand

Malaysian National News Agency 25 Nov 2022
Among the Thai media that reported on Anwar’s appointment are Bangkok Post, The Nation Thailand, Thai PBS (portal), Khaosod, Manager Online, The Standard, and Thai PBS ( TV Station). Bangkok Post’s front page was headlined “Opposition leader Anwar named ......
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While Xi tries to reassert China's global influence, world leaders continue to confront him

Beijing News 25 Nov 2022
Other major world powers too have shown similar attitudes toward China, reported The Singapore Post ... The rising tension in the Taiwan Strait was yet one of the important issues that were raised by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern when she met Xi on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Bangkok recently, reported The Singapore Post....
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China seeks to dominate and reduce US influence in Asia

Beijing News 20 Nov 2022
Xi used the Bangkok summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation to press for a confrontation-free Asia, a euphemism for keeping the United States and recognising China's pre-eminence on the continent, reported The Singapore Post ... and tariff war, reported The Singapore Post....
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CE to meet Thai business leaders to promote HK

Hong Kong Standard 20 Nov 2022
He posted a picture of himself dining at a Thai restaurant with three colleagues of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Bangkok, along with the Secretary for Commerce, Economic Development, Algernon YauYau Ying-wah, Director of the Chief Executive's Office, Carol Yip Man-kuen....
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APEC summit to close, release of leaders' declaration in sight

Kyodo 19 Nov 2022
Also, on Saturday, the leaders are expected to adopt the "Bangkok Goals" for a Bio-Circular-Green Economy concept, a post-COVID-19 pandemic growth strategy that addresses environmental and climate issues ... Vice President Kamala Harris represents the United States at the Bangkok summit on behalf of President Joe Biden....
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SE Asia summitry finally serves a useful purpose

Asiatimes 19 Nov 2022
To this end, the APEC leaders adopted the so-called “Bangkok Goals for a Bio-Circular-Green Economy” concept, which aims to coordinate and deepen intra-regional collaboration to boost post-pandemic recovery and enhance climate change resilience among member states. Bangkok APEC summit served as a counterforce to rising global protectionism....
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President pays courtesy call to Thai King

Vietnam News 19 Nov 2022
Welcoming President Phúc, the King congratulated Việt Nam on its post-COVID19 socio-economic development and recovery ... BANGKOKVietnamese President Nguyễn ... Welcoming President Phúc, the King congratulated Việt Nam on its post-COVID-19 socio-economic development and recovery....
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APEC begins summit with focus on food and energy inflation, North Korea

Kyodo 18 Nov 2022
18, 2022, in Bangkok ... A day before the opening of the summit talks, ministers from the 21 economies welcomed the Bangkok Goals, a post-COVID-19 pandemic growth strategy initiated by the Thai government addressing environmental and climate issues, pledging to urge the APEC leaders to endorse the goals at their gathering....
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Hundreds of Protesters Clash With Police Near APEC Summit in Thailand

The Epoch Times 18 Nov 2022
... removal of Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, a former military chief who seized control of the country after ousting a civilian-led government in 2014, Bangkok Post reported....
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Harris declares US in for long haul to support Asian nations

Manila Standard 18 Nov 2022
A day before the opening of the summit talks, ministers from the 21 economies welcomed the Bangkok Goals, a post-COVID-19 pandemic growth strategy initiated by the Thai government addressing environmental and climate issues, pledging to urge the APEC leaders to endorse the goals at their gathering....
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China pledges Bio-Circular-Green Economy as APEC summit kicks off in Thailand

Anadolu Agency 18 Nov 2022
Thailand Prime Minister and APEC host Prayut Chan-o-cha said he wanted this week's meeting to discuss how leaders can help transition to sustainable economic growth and development, the Bangkok Post reported ... As the world faces climate change, he assured that China is ready to support the Bangkok Goals on Bio-Circular-Green (BCG) Economy....
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APEC to deepen regional ties

ECNS 18 Nov 2022
China, as the world's No 2 economic power, can do a lot more within the APEC framework, said Kavi Chongkittavorn, a Thai veteran journalist on regional affairs, in an op-ed piece published in the Bangkok Post....

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