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How much does China affect Thailand's current politics and economy?


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Old 07-12-2008, 02:52 PM
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How much does China affect Thailand's current politics and economy?
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:59 PM
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Default How much does China affect Thailand's current politics and economy?

Are you doing your research papers? You continue to ask these type of questions.

Thailand is in SE Asia. India and China have influenced/shaped Thai cultures for centuries.

China and Thailand have been traded since Sukothai Dynasty. The Chineses people taught Thais to make dishes and cups. The two groups get along very well and have been trading/exchanging some goods since. After the communist China is in power, many poor Chinese moved to Thailand. The Chineses are hard working so they do very well in school and business. Many chineses have established small business in Thailand. Now, 2-3 generation chineses are wealthy, educated, and influential compare to Thais. 15% of Thais are Chinese decents who are proud to be Thais.
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Old 07-12-2008, 03:06 PM
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A lot! The Chinese people have a large part in shaping today's Thailand and Thai people and are Thailand's largest ethnic minority. Large percentage of Thais can trace Chinese ancestry.
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Old 07-12-2008, 03:13 PM
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Politically today, China has a friendly attitude towards most South East Asian nations and exerts very little influence. China today, is more interested in getting access to the countries raw materials. That means free trade & market to buy lumber, tin, natural oil etc.

The only exception to this is Myanmar where China is probably the only major power supporting the junta government running the country to ruins. The biggest fear China has there is that if and when Aung San Suu Kyi is free, democracy will prevail in Myanmar & Myanmar will be very pro USA.

Also currently there is a long dispute between China & Myanmar (near the border of Yunnan). Nothing severe but China believes it can negotiate better with the current junta.

In terms of historical immigration, there is a huge amount of immigration form China to S.E Asia. Princess Hang LiPo was married to a Sultan of Malacca (Malaysia) in the 15th century. Recent immigration for labor by the British and Dutch (Colonial powers) to Malaysia & Indonesia & economic reasons to Thailand, Vietnam.

Integration of the people to Thailand have been seemless, most Chinese Thais consider themselves Thais. Of course modern day migration is control by government regulations (at the very least).
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Old 07-12-2008, 03:21 PM
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I'm being currently in Thailand, a Thai and had been a student of politics and economics. I don't see China affects Thailand current politics and economics more than China affects the world in general. Sorry.
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