A Thai farmer harvests rice in a field. File photo: AFPA Thai farmer harvests rice in a field. File photo: AFP
A Thai farmer harvests rice in a field. File photo: AFP

Coronavirus, US-China tensions spur Thailand to reconsider CPTPP membership

  • The move comes as NGOs warn the mega deal could threaten food security, and others question Thailand’s ability to reap benefits amid a global slowdown
  • But supporters say the CPTPP will increase the nation’s competitiveness as supply chains undergo regionalisation and firms relocate away from China
Topic |   Thailand
A Thai farmer harvests rice in a field. File photo: AFPA Thai farmer harvests rice in a field. File photo: AFP
A Thai farmer harvests rice in a field. File photo: AFP
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