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asiaChina Taking Control of the Flow of the Most Important River in Southeast Asia

China is taking control of the flow of Southeast Asia’s most important river through a dam-building spree. The Mekong river starts in China and flows through Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam. It feeds 60 million people through its basin …

asiaChina will complete a $411 million diesel submarine for Thailand by 2023

China has started building a Type 039B (Yuan-class) diesel submarine for Thailand. They expect to deliver it by 2023. It will displace 2,600 tonnes, and have a top speed of 18 knots and can stay submerged for up to 20 …

elon muskElon Musk shows emails that Thai Rescue team wanted the mini-sub option

Elon tweeted out evidence that the dive rescue team co-leader did want the mini-sub option. BBC News previously indicated that the rescue chief indicated that the SpaceX rescue mini-sub was not practical. Elon Musk indicated that person was a former …

asiaThai Navy SEALS and other divers have rescued 8 of the 13 trapped in the cave

The Thai Navy Seal facebook page has provided live updates on the rescue of the boys from the cave in Thailand. Four more boys were rescued on Monday and have been admitted to the hospital according to an unidentified local …

asiaFour Thai Boys have been rescued so far using buddy diving

A team of 90 expert divers – 40 from Thailand and 50 from overseas – has been working in the cave system. Divers have been guiding the boys through darkness and submerged passageways towards the mouth of the Tham Luang …

chinaThailand high speed rail construction starts

The construction of the first section of the Thailand-China railway line officially began on Thursday with a ground-breaking ceremony in the northeastern Thai province of Nakhon Ratchasima. The 253-km first phase of the railway links Bangkok with Nakhon Ratchasima province. …

asiaConstruction of China to Thailand High Speed rail to start in October

The Chinese Embassy in Bangkok issued a statement over the weekend, announcing that next month China and Thailand will sign two contracts to start work on the first phase of the much-hyped railway project with actual construction beginning promptly in …

chinaThailand approves US$5.1 billion high speed rail project supplied by China

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha government has approved the start of construction of a US$5 billion (S$6.9 billion) high-speed train project, to be developed by China. Bangkok to the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, a distance of more than 250km, …