As the Chinese dragon whips its tail, must Thai farmers fall in line, or can they gain some traction on their own to shape Thailand’s future agricultural policy?
Authorities confirmed a Chinese firm’s looking to develop in Vang Vieng, but they say that land belonging to locals won’t be touched. Villagers are, however, skeptical.
The villager was held since 2017 with a group arrested for protesting the loss of land awarded by the government to a Vietnamese rubber company. Eleven others remain in detention, with another reported to have died in custody last year.
Illegally grown tissue culture bananas are making quick profits for some, but are also fuelling land conflict and environmental degradation.
Once both buoys are operational, along with the international network of tsunami-warning systems in the Indian and Pacific oceans, Thailand will be able to get tsunami warnings well in time, official
In its report, JLL said that the two cities in Việt Nam performed very well for socio-economic momentum, with fast-growing populations and economies.
GIZ Country Director said crop insurance is a shelter for farmers, mitigating the risk of having their fields destroyed by flooding and drought.
The Korean peninsula issue, the South China Sea dispute and human rights violations in Myanmar were also of particular concern.
Still stuck on coal, the region is missing out on massive price cuts in renewables, writes Courtney Weatherby
More people killed by pollution than by aids, malaria: world health organisation