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22 Dec 2013 : The first really good news concerning diplomatic relations in East Asia in some time came out on Friday with the announcement that Japan's foreign minister and the Chinese envoy had met and had what was termed a "friendly" discussion. There were no details of the topics discussed but Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said afterwards that he and the Chinese ambassador, Cheng Yonghua, had "meaningful exchanges" based on their "mutually beneficial relationship". It may be a small thing, but anything to get the ball rolling toward greater diplomacy and peaceful negotiations between the two Asian powers is highly welcome, and hopefully a meeting between their leaders, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping, will also soon be in the offing.
22 Dec 2013 : In his letter to PostBag on Thursday (''Pheu Thai must win trust''), Burin Kantabutra asks readers how Pheu Thai can earn the trust of anti-government protesters prior to the election.
22 Nov 2013 : What record-breaking campaign is the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) attempting to achieve?
21 Nov 2013 : It is reported there is a new English slang term being used by people in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. The phrase is "Don’t Thai to me". It means don’t lie to me or cheat me.
21 Nov 2013 : The Constitution Court's judgement on Wednesday, which ruled that the government's draft charter amendment is unconstitutional but fell short of consigning the Pheu Thai Party to dissolution, was a great relief for a country currently mired in one of its worst-ever political crises.
21 Nov 2013 : The sectarian violence in the western part of Myanmar in Rakhine state in 2012 escalated between Muslims and Buddhists in the central part of the country in 2013.
21 Nov 2013 : Re: ''All politicians lie'' (PostBag, Nov 19).
21 Nov 2013 : While it remains unclear what exactly the "immediate vicinity" of the Preah Vihear temple is _ as cited by the International Court of Justice in its Nov 11 ruling _ Thailand has to come to terms with the verdict and whatever result follows.
21 Nov 2013 : It has taken quite a while for City Hall to realise the danger of floating lanterns and how they put the city at risk of public disaster.
21 Nov 2013 : Two of my dearest friends to this day are directly involved in the rally on Ratchadamnoen Avenue. Needless to say they are Democrats.
21 Nov 2013 : Everything that has a beginning, has an end. But when Ratchadamnoen protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban promised that the rally would end this month, I took his words with a grain of salt and actually have no idea how it is going to end.
20 Nov 2013 : Thailand is putting up a good front at this week's United Nations-sponsored climate talks in Warsaw.