Historically, China has always adopted a stringent and robust approach to managing online access. It was one of the first (and the few) nations to censure the Wikipedia website, for example, with the Chinese version of the site blocked entirely for a sustained period of time back in 2004.
For seven years in a row, the Asian Financial Forum takes place in Hong Kong, but this year several speakers voiced their concern about the current global economic situation.
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Interestingly, domestic buyers represented over 90% of sales during that period while foreigners represented only 8.8% of sales, showing that the political upheaval has upset the international investment market more than Thai buyers.
Thailand has already endured four years of turmoil. The death toll has been low so far, but the rage unleashed last April, when red shirts fought the army in Bangkok, was a glimpse of how deep passions run. Splits within the army itself are starting to appear. Even if fears […]
The Supreme Court spelled out how Thaksin’s actions as prime minister helped his corporate empire. His government’s policies and actions and his telecom empire’s frequent moves to seek state leniency or assistance were too intertwined to be ignored.