Defence Notes

China and Thailand military ties grow

3rd September 2018 - 02:00 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Taipei

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When the Thai military took power in Bangkok in May 2014, China took full advantage of downgraded Western ties by cosying up with Thailand’s former command-in-chief, now self-appointed prime minister, army general Prayuth Chan-ocha.

Thailand's history of weak civil-governance institutions is a bonus for China, easing its pursuit ...

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