How China is replacing US as Thailand’s main defence partner and arms supplier

Published: 3/12/2019
How China is replacing US as Thailand’s main defence partner and arms supplier
Source: WWW.SCMP.COM

When signing a vision statement with the US last month, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha quietly sat as Pentagon chief Mark Esper touted the commitment of an old ally at a time of “external coercion and intimidation” in Asia – a clear reference to China.Less than an hour later, Prayuth – a former army chief – signed a similarly vague defence cooperation agreement with Chinese Defence Minister

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