Thailand

Poverty road in China drives some to riches, leaves others behind

Chinese President Xi Jinping declared that his country had eradicated extreme poverty last year, hailing a "major victory". BAOJING, China: At his village …

by · Wednesday, 24 February 2021 · China, Thailand

China’s poverty eradication: what has been achieved?

BEIJING – China claimed last year it had met a long-trumpeted target of lifting all its people out of extreme poverty. President Xi Jinping heralded a …

by · Wednesday, 24 February 2021 · China, Thailand

Russia’s rising poverty fuels political discontent

Observers say that rising poverty, falling incomes and lack of tangible government support during the pandemic are fuelling discontent with President …

by · Sunday, 14 February 2021 · Thailand

Economy expert says Phuket’s income per capita could soon fall below poverty line

However, the 2019 poverty line of Phuket stands at an income of just 3,068 baht per month. “After the first lockdown was lifted there were about 2,000- …

by · Saturday, 13 February 2021 · Thailand

‘One Phuket’ launched to counter COVID poverty, failing food security

‘One Phuket’ launched to counter COVID poverty, failing food security. PHUKET: A small group of local residents have banded together to coalesce …

by · Friday, 12 February 2021 · Thailand

‘Phuket First October’ push aims to prevent residents from plunging into poverty

Noting that many people across the island were already below the poverty line, Dr Chayanon added, “The income of more people is likely to fall lower …

by · Wednesday, 3 February 2021 · Thailand

Hong Kong locks down thousands

Critics countered that poverty and a lack of affordable housing forcing people to live in cramped conditions were to blame for the virus spreading more …

by · Saturday, 23 January 2021 · Hong Kong, Thailand

1.5 million Thais approaching poverty line

In 2020, the report says the poverty ratio in Thailand increased to 8.8%, compared with 2019’s figure of 6.2%. The report is troubling as the Thai …

by · Friday, 22 January 2021 · Thailand

Thai Police Hunt for Australian Man Over Molestation Accusations

Fox financially supported some migrant children in poverty stricken areas and then allegedly sexually abused them. According to an investigator from …

by · Friday, 22 January 2021 · Australia, Thailand

World Bank: 1.5m fell into poverty

Around 1.5 million Thais were estimated to enter into poverty in 2020 due to the pandemic, says the World Bank. Thailand’s poor totalled 3.7 million in …

by · Wednesday, 20 January 2021 · Thailand