Will Thai protests hamper efforts to reset trade ties with the US?

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Traditional Thai dancers wearing protective face shields perform at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, a major tourist destination. As Thailand’s tourism sector has taken a financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic, the government has been trying to shore up trade ties with other countries to make up for lost revenue. Photo: AFP Traditional Thai dancers wearing protective face shields perform at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, a major tourist destination. As Thailand’s tourism sector has taken a financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic, the government has been trying to shore up trade ties with other countries to make up for lost revenue. Photo: AFP

Traditional Thai dancers wearing protective face shields perform at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, a major tourist destination. As Thailand’s tourism sector has taken a financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic, the government has been trying to shore up trade ties with other countries to make up for lost revenue. Photo: AFP

  • Business leaders want better trade ties with a Biden government, after the Trump administration suspended its tariff-free privileges
  • But there are concerns that protests calling for political reform could derail economic engagement

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Thailand

Jitsiree Thongnoi

Updated: 4:11pm, 14 Nov, 2020