Rice on sale at a market in Bangkok. Thailand has a long history of rice exportation and was the world’s biggest exporter for decades. Photo: AFP

How Thailand became world’s biggest rice exporter with Hong Kong’s help

  • When Asia’s rice basket, Burma, committed economic suicide Thailand took over as No 1 exporter of the grain, and blood ties with Hong Kong traders were key
  • Its reign was ended by another economic lurch under Yingluck Shinawatra’s government
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Rice on sale at a market in Bangkok. Thailand has a long history of rice exportation and was the world’s biggest exporter for decades. Photo: AFP
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