Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photo: Reuters

How China is replacing US as Thailand’s main defence partner and arms supplier

  • US-Thai relations went downhill following the 2014 military coup in 2014, in line with US laws that restrict defence ties until democracy is restored
  • China filled the void, expanding military exercises and signing 10 major arms deals including Thailand’s largest defence purchase ever
Topic |   Thailand
Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photo: Reuters
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