Tag: Thailand

Is China’s Effort to Mass Collect DNA the Future of Policing?

For several years now, the police and other authorities in China have been collecting across the country DNA samples from millions of men and boys who aren’t suspected of having committed any crime. In a report published by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute last month, we exposed the extent of the Chinese government’s program of […]

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Thailand Sees Largest Anti-Government Protests Since 2014 Military Coup

Protesters hold a sign that reads, “The longer you stay, the more devastation to the country, please resign” as they take part in an anti-government demonstration in Bangkok on July 18, 2020. Aidan JONES / AFP Though pandemic lockdowns prematurely quashed a burgeoning anti-government movement in March, recent days have seen some of Thailand’s largest […]

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Thailand’s Purported Hannibal Lecter to Receive Proper Burial After 60-Plus Years in a Glass Display Case

For generations of Thai schoolchildren, Si Quey Sae-Ung was a source of nightmares, the bogeyman that their parents warned them about. “Misbehave and he’ll eat your organs,” the stories go. Now, more than 60 years after his arrest and subsequent execution, the Chinese immigrant from Shantou city will be moved from his posthumous prison—a glass […]

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No One Knows What Thailand Is Doing Right, but So Far, It’s Working

BANGKOK — No one knows exactly why Thailand has been spared. Is it the social distancing embedded in Thai culture — the habit of greeting others with a wai, a prayer-like motion, rather than a full embrace — that has prevented the runaway transmission of the coronavirus here? Did Thailand’s early adoption of face masks, […]

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