An anti-government rally engulfed central Bangkok on Wednesday, just before the arrival of China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, for a meeting Thursday with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photo: AFP An anti-government rally engulfed central Bangkok on Wednesday, just before the arrival of China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, for a meeting Thursday with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photo: AFP
An anti-government rally engulfed central Bangkok on Wednesday, just before the arrival of China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, for a meeting Thursday with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photo: AFP

In Bangkok visit, China’s Wang Yi seeks to cast Beijing as Thailand’s ‘big friend’

  • China’s foreign minister is expected to press the Thai government to sign an agreement on a rail link
  • The visit comes as Thai Prime Minister Prayuth struggles to keep a lid on rising anti-government protests

Topic |   Thailand
An anti-government rally engulfed central Bangkok on Wednesday, just before the arrival of China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, for a meeting Thursday with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photo: AFP An anti-government rally engulfed central Bangkok on Wednesday, just before the arrival of China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, for a meeting Thursday with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photo: AFP
An anti-government rally engulfed central Bangkok on Wednesday, just before the arrival of China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, for a meeting Thursday with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. Photo: AFP
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