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China is increasing its investment in Southeast Asia and Thailand may be in a position to become Beijing's regional investment hub, Amparwon Pichalai, director of the Trade Policy and Strategy Office under the Ministry of Commerce, said on Tuesday. 

Mrs Amparwon said  China was increasing its role in the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and was an important trading partner of all Asean members.

The value of Sino-Thai trade rose to US$457 billion in 2013, up 10.2% on in 2012, she said.

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