A container ship carries cargo to a port in Thailand. Photo: Getty Images A container ship carries cargo to a port in Thailand. Photo: Getty Images
A container ship carries cargo to a port in Thailand. Photo: Getty Images

Will Thailand’s bid to bypass Strait of Malacca ever be built – and will China play a part?

  • The idea of a Kra Canal linking the Indian and Pacific oceans dates back more than 300 years and, now, Bangkok is studying a ‘land bridge’ to replace it
  • But amid US-China tensions and Thailand’s economic woes, analysts aren’t sure it’s a sound or necessary plan

Topic |   Thailand
A container ship carries cargo to a port in Thailand. Photo: Getty Images A container ship carries cargo to a port in Thailand. Photo: Getty Images
A container ship carries cargo to a port in Thailand. Photo: Getty Images
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