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  • Vietnam to host Mekong Tourism Forum in October

    HANOI, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam will host the 2022 Mekong Tourism Forum from Oct. 9 to Oct. 14, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism under the country's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said on Friday.

    Themed "Rebuild Tourism, Rebound with Resilience," the forum will take place in the central Quang Nam province, and will be the first of its kind and "the first in-person meeting of the six Gre

    12 August 2022
  • Poll: Two-thirds of Thais want PM to leave office this month

    BANGKOK, Thailand: Amidst a growing debate about how long he should remain in power, an opinion poll showed that some two-thirds of those surveyed want Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the architect of the 2014 coup, to leave office this month.

    Thailand's opposition plans to petition the constitutional court to decide whether Prayuth's time as prime minister in the junta counts towards his tenure as premier, wh

    12 August 2022
  • Asia Album: China-made agricultural drones flying over Thai grainfields

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    ROI ET, Thailand, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- China-made agricultural drones are seen flying over grainfields in Thailand to help local farmers work more efficiently, conveniently, and safely.

    12 August 2022
  • Market exchange rates in China -- Aug. 12

    BEIJING, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, against 24 major currencies announced on Friday by the China Foreign Exchange Trade System:

    Currency Unit Central parity rate in yuan

    U.S. dollar 100 674.13

    Euro 100 695.50

    Japanese yen 100 5.0663

    Hong Kong dollar 100 85.992

    British pound 100 821.86


    12 August 2022
  • Sri Lanka's Ousted President Arrives in Thailand for Temporary Stay

    Former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived in Thailand on Thursday, according to three Reuters witnesses, as he seeks temporary shelter in a second Southeast Asian country after fleeing his island nation last month amid mass protests.

    Rajapaksa arrived at Bangkok's Don Muang airport on a chartered flight from Singapore after the city-state's immigration authority said in a statement Thursday that he h

    11 August 2022
  • Ex-Sri Lankan President Gotabaya arrives in Thailand
    Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 11 (ANI): Former Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived in Thailand Thursday evening following his departure from Singapore. Rajapaksa was granted entry into Thailand following a request from the Sri Lankan government, NewsWire reported. He left Singapore on Thursday after nearly a month's stay in Singapore. The former president was issued a 14-day visit pass when he arrived at the Chan
    11 August 2022
  • Young hockey star Sangita Kumari reflects on maiden Commonwealth Games appearance
    New Delhi [India], August 11 (ANI): The Indian Women's Hockey Team returned back home on Tuesday after earning a historic Bronze Medal at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, ending the country's 16-year medal drought in the quadrennial event. This medal was significantly special for Indian youngster Sangita Kumari because it was her maiden appearance in the prestigious multi-sport event. "It is a special feeling to re
    11 August 2022
  • Foreign tourist arrivals in Myanmar up 22.9 pct on year in Q2

    YANGON, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar welcomed 42,315 foreign tourists between April and June, up 22.9 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

    The Southeast Asian country resumed the operations of international commercial flights in April, and the number of tourists visiting the country gradually increased, the ministry's figures showed.

    China, India and Thailand were the bigg

    11 August 2022
  • Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa leaves Singapore: Report
    Singapore, August 11 (ANI): Former Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa left Singapore on Thursday after nearly a month's stay in the country, local media reported citing officials. "The ImmigrationCheckpoints Authority (ICA) confirms that Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa left Singapore on Aug 11, 2022," the immigration office said in response to media queries, Channel News Asia (CNA) reported. According to CNA, Rajapaksa's short
    11 August 2022
  • Thailand allows Gotabaya Rajapaksa temporary stay on condition he doesn't cause problems for country
    Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 11 (ANI): Thailand has allowed former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa temporary stay in Thailand to look for permanent asylum in another country on the condition that he does not cause problems for the country. "Former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa will temporarily stay in Thailand to look for permanent asylum in another country," Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said. "T
    11 August 2022