Sunday, March 27, 2011

High speed train from China to Bangkok by the end of 2016 ?

I think, on one aspect, this is a positive sign for improved regional communication and trade between Southeast Asia and south China after 2016. On the other hand, however, I can't avoid worry about adversed impacts on small Thai agricultural farms and Thai small industries. I think they will be struggling with the flood of lower cost products from China that will come with the train. And Thailand will surely experience more trade deficits with China.

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