Thailand tightens borders over fears of second wave of coronavirus

Thailand ordered security stepped up at its land borders on Monday after concerns surged over a possible second wave of coronavirus infections, following the arrests of thousands of illegal migrants in the past month, Since the start of June, authorities have arrested 3,000 migrant workers for overland entry attempts, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for […]

Smartphone shipments in China fall 16% in June

Smartphone shipments in China fell 16% in June compared with a year earlier, according to government data released on Tuesday,  The numbers suggest that handset demand in China remains lukewarm despite the country’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, boding poorly for Apple Inc and its local rivals like Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. Phone makers shipped […]

UK will place priority on national security in Huawei decision

Britain will place a “huge priority” on national security when considering Chinese telecoms firm Huawei’s role in the country’s 5G network, justice minister Robert Buckland said on Monday,  “National security comes first … and I know that the NSC (National Security Council) and the whole of government will be placing a huge priority on our […]

Some Rayong schools closed Tuesday over COVID-19 Egyptian soldier

Six municipal schools and two nurseries in Thailand’s eastern province of Rayong are to be closed from tomorrow (Tuesday) until further notice, as a precautionary measure, after members of an Egyptian military delegation visited a mall and other venues in the province last week. The students, except children at nurseries, will learn through online platforms. […]

Alibaba’s Jack Ma sells $9.6 billion worth shares, stake dips to 4.8%

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd co-founder Jack Ma has cut his stake in the company over the past year to 4.8% from 6.4%, cashing out around $9.6 billion at its current share price, the firm’s annual filing released on Friday showed. The divestment comes as Ma retired as the Chinese e-commerce company’s executive chairman in September […]

Help on the way for locals in drought-hit North, Isan

Help is on the way for families suffering from drought in the kingdom’s Northeast and Upper Central region. In January, the Provincial Waterworks Authority warned that drought this year will severely affect residents living in 15 northeastern and nine northern provinces. Nakhon Ratchasima governor Wichian Chantaranotha inspected the drought situation in Lam Thamenchai district’s tambon […]