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Thai junta deftly rebalances its US-China relations

Thailand’s coup-installed Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwon will be in Washington from April 22-27 to meet Defense Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis, the latest US boost to the nation’s ruling junta despite rising demands for elections, human rights and democracy. In the days before Prawit’s US visit, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma will hobnob with junta leader, […]