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D&S 2017: China boosts arms sales to Thailand

1st November 2017 - 03:13 GMT | by Sompong Nondhasa in Bangkok

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In the past two years China has achieved a surprising degree of weapon sales to Thailand. It reflects a closer relationship between the two countries after arms sales from the US decreased due to political issues relating to Thailand’s military rule.

In 2014 the so-called National Council for Peace and Order took control of Thailand after a military coup d’état. As the relationship between Thailand and the US declined, China seized the opportunity to strengthen its relationship with Bangkok.

Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, the kingdom’s deputy prime minister and defence minister, has often visited China along with his senior military commanders

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Sompong, a Thai national living in Bangkok, is a fulltime photojournalist and editor of the …

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