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  • Tom 8:04 pm on January 26, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: China, construction, , , , , , , , licence, , , ,   

    Industrial Estate Authority expects 5% income rise in 2010 

    Industrial Estate Authority

    The Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) expects investment in the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate to improve and a five per cent increase of income to reach Bt35 billion in the 2010 fiscal year, said IEAT governor Monta Pranootnorap.

    Groups of industries such as electronic parts, electrical appliances, and auto parts from Japan, Taiwan, China and Singapore are expected to invest in Thai industrial estates which are expected to grow about 20 per cent in the next five years, said the IEAT governor. (More …)

  • Tom 7:52 pm on January 26, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: brand, China, , , , , , , , , quality, , Thai leather, , , ,   

    Thai leather industry likely to recover next year 

    Thai leather industry

    The Thai leather industry is very likely to recover next year as exporters manage to shift their markets from the United States to Europe and Japan, according to an industry executive.

    Sakul Sikkasamat, president of the Thai Leather Association, said both new markets have begun to accept Thai leather products although their prices are higher than those of China and Vietnam because the Thai products are of higher quality. (More …)

  • Tom 7:48 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , air transport, air transport promotion, , , , , China, , Chinese tourism, Chinese travelers, , , , Pullman Hotel, , , , , , , , , , travelled   

    AOT promoting air travel 

    Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand

    Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand: commons.wikimedia.org

    The Airports of Thailand (AOT) will arrange a seminar on air transport promotion with emphasis on leading Chinese tourism entrepreneurs.

    AOT President, Serirat Prasutanond, said the seminar will take place on 2-3 December at the Pullman Hotel in Bangkok. The seminar is expected to help increase air travel to Thailand in preparation for the economic recovery. The president said air travel in the Kingdom was improving.

    Throughout the year, an average of 700,000-750,000 Chinese travelers visited Thailand. This was less when compared to the 1.1 million people who travelled to Thailand before the economic crisis.

    More visitors from China are expected to travel to Thailand, especially towards the last two months of the tourist season, said Sansern Ngaorangsi, an executive of the Tourism Authority of Thailand. (NNT)

  • Tom 6:48 pm on November 29, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , Chiangrai, China, Communist, , , , diversity, , geographic, , Guangdong, , , Kunming, partner, , , , , Thai Prime Minister, , values, Yunnan   

    Thailand and southern China strengthens economic partnership 

    Kunming Communist Party Secretary, Mr Qiu He and the permanent committee of Yunnan Communist Party of China yesterday paid courtesy calls to Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva at Government House. The visit was aimed to strengthen trade and investment relations between Thailand and China as well as China and all ASEAN countries.

    China values Thailand as the country’s economic partner, according to Mr Qiu He. Thailand-China were praised for their bilateral relations. Mr Abhisit stated that the Thai government has a plan to extend economic relations with China. The plan specifically focuses on manipulating one- on-one province relationships. The government has also considered setting up a group of Thai representatives in Guangdong to enhance both countries’ problem-solving cooperation. (More …)

  • Tom 10:47 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , China, , , robot, , , , , , Thai international relations, Thai lifestyl, Thai Pavilion, , World Expo 2010   

    Thailand prepares for the The World Expo 2010 Shanghai 

    The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security is offering previews of the Thai Pavilion performance to the public. It is scheduled to be shown in Shanghai, China next year.

    Thailand expresses its readiness to take part in the World Exposition Shanghai China 2010, where the uniqueness of Thai culture will be displayed to both the Thai public and on the world stage. (More …)

  • Tom 10:32 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , China, , Contest, , December, , , , His Majesty, , , , , , Queen, Sadudee Maharacha, song, , , , winner   

    International firework display competition to be held in December 

    The International Fireworks Contest Series in Honor of Their Majesties the King and Queen as well as to celebrate the auspicious occasion of His Majesty the King’s 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary 5th December 2011 will be held at Muang Thong Thani in December.

    The press conference yesterday chaired by the Minister of Defence, Gen Prawit Wongsuwan with the aims to flourish the country’s prosperity and to show the citizen’s gratitude toward Their Majesties’ benevolence. Gen Prawit believed this celebratory event would proceed successfully without any problems regarding security.

    Permanent Secretary for Defence Gen Apichart Penkitti said the ongoing event would take place for two full years from December 2009 to December 2011. This year the event will be held at Muang Thong Thani Lake on 13 December, 14.00 hrs onward, with the fireworks displays presented by Germany, Japan and China. (More …)

  • Tom 10:07 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , , , , China, , , , FNCA, green house effect, , , , , , , , , ,   

    Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology scheduled to attend FNCA in Japan 

    The Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT) will attend the 10th Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia (FNCA) during 15-16 December 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. The participation is aimed at acquiring knowledge in building nuclear power plants in Thailand.

    Dr Somporn Jongkam, the Director of TINT stated that the management of TINT was scheduled to participate in the 10th Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia which would be held by the Atomic Energy Commission of Japan. The forum was aimed at cooperation and exchanging views in nuclear power implementation among countries in Asia. Member countries comprised of Thailand, Australia, Bangladesh, China, the Republic of Korea and Japan. (More …)

  • Tom 2:49 pm on November 28, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: Beijing, , business ideas, China, , Chinese economy, Chinese market, , , , gems, , , jewelry, , , Shenzhen, Thai gems, Thai jewelry   

    Gems and jewelry market to flourish in China next year 


    jewelry: flickr.com

    The Chinese market is anticipated to turn positive next year, while the gems and jewelry market will be positively affected, according to Phaichit Viboontanasarn, the commercial counsellor of Department of Export Promotion in Shanghai, China.

    The commercial counselor in Shanghai viewed that an apparent improvement in the Chinese economy resulted from strong purchasing power which mainly helped the Chinese economy remain in a secure zone. He added that the gems and jewelry market would be prioritized for Chinese export, anticipating that the said products would be mass exported by next year. (More …)

  • Tom 1:44 pm on October 18, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , China, Copenhagen, , , , , , millionaire, , , The United Nations, , , ,   

    The lead countries do not follow their pledge at Global Warming 

    The United Nations

    The United Nations

    The United Nations specified the authorities on negotiation in the Global Warming meeting do not follow the leader’s pledge to achieve the agreement at the conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 7-18 December

    Mr. Yanof Plaster – Head of the Climate Change Party assigned by Mr. Ban Kee Mun – UN’s Secretary-General said in the Leaders’ Conference for Climate changing at UN last month, China and USA the great two countries disposing greenhouse gas had pledged to actualize many subjects but after the meeting for 2 weeks in Bangkok, there were no furtherance such as the cashes millionaire countries would allocate to poor countries and the obligation to limit manufacturing greenhouse gases from the countries. (More …)

  • Tom 8:34 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink
    Tags: , Asian social networking, avatar, , China, , Cyworld, DeNA, , , Facebook gifts, , GREE fishing game, Habbo, Meanwhile, , MySpace, networking sites, , New York Times, online game, online games, pet, Pet Society, play games, Playfish, playing, playing games, PopCap, purchasing, QQ, Qzone, social games, social network, , social networking sites, , , Tsuri Star 2, Tudou, , virtual, virtual money, virtual pets   

    Asian social networking sites profit from virtual money 

    The Australia-based uSocial is selling friends and fans to Facebook members. Reuters photo.

    The Australia-based uSocial is selling friends and fans to Facebook members. Reuters photo.

    By selling an array of virtual products from avatar clothes to e-furniture, Asia’s social networking sites appear to have solved the conundrum of how to leverage big profits from their extensive user bases.

    It’s simple, they say, the money might be virtual but the profits are all too real.

    Chinese university student Tan Shengrong spends about 20 yuan ($2.90) per month purchasing outfits for her pet penguin avatar or playing games on QQ, an instant message portal on Qzone, China’s most popular social networking site.

    It might not seem like a hefty sum, but every fen, or cent, is money in the bank for Tencent Holdings, which owns Qzone and saw an 85 percent increase in its second quarter net profit this year compared to 2008 despite the economic downturn.

    “They keep growing even though the economy’s bad because they keep making millions from cents from millions and millions of people,” said Benjamin Joffe, head of Internet consulting firm Plus Eight Star. (More …)

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