Conservationists in Thailand are worried that dredging the Mekong River would destroy ecosystems supporting numerous fish and bird species in the 180km stretch that flows past the northern province of Chiang Rai.
The Chinese plan backed by Thailand's government will have an adverse impact on the environment, food security and the livelihood of the people, says one environmentalist.
Thailand closed out 2016 on a soft note as economic growth eased in the fourth quarter on the back of weaker domestic demand.
Somdet Phra Maha Muniwong has been an abbot of Ratchabophit temple in Bangkok and like his predecessor, is a monk from the Dhammayuttika Nikaya.
Thailand on Sunday (Feb 12) officially installed its new Supreme Patriarch, Somdet Phra Maha Muniwong, 89, who was appointed last week by King Maha Vajiralongkorn.
Panu Wongcha-um explores the unique history of the Yunnan Chinese community which settled in the hills of Chiang Rai after the Chinese Civil War.
More than 400 people died in road accidents in Thailand over the New Year period, statistics released on Wednesday showed, despite a government road safety campaign in one of the most dangerous countries in the world to drive a car.
New Year celebrations are expected to be subdued in Thailand, with people still mourning the death of the late King Bhumibol.
Several countries across Southeast Asia - including the Philippines, Myanmar and Thailand - witnessed major changes in leadership in 2016. What does this mean for the region, and which other countries could see leadership changes as well?
Officials from Thailand's tourism industry expect visitor arrivals to rebound during the high season this year, after a crackdown on cheap tour packages saw a decline in numbers over the past few months. But not everyone is as optimistic.