Traditional Thai dancers wearing protective face shields perform at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, a major tourist destination. As Thailand’s tourism sector has taken a financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic, the government has been trying to shore up trade ties with other countries to make up for lost revenue. Photo: AFP Traditional Thai dancers wearing protective face shields perform at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, a major tourist destination. As Thailand’s tourism sector has taken a financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic, the government has been trying to shore up trade ties with other countries to make up for lost revenue. Photo: AFP
Traditional Thai dancers wearing protective face shields perform at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, a major tourist destination. As Thailand’s tourism sector has taken a financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic, the government has been trying to shore up trade ties with other countries to make up for lost revenue. Photo: AFP

Will Thai protests hamper efforts to reset trade ties with the US?

  • Business leaders want better trade ties with a Biden government, after the Trump administration suspended its tariff-free privileges
  • But there are concerns that protests calling for political reform could derail economic engagement

Topic |   Protests around the world
Traditional Thai dancers wearing protective face shields perform at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, a major tourist destination. As Thailand’s tourism sector has taken a financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic, the government has been trying to shore up trade ties with other countries to make up for lost revenue. Photo: AFP Traditional Thai dancers wearing protective face shields perform at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, a major tourist destination. As Thailand’s tourism sector has taken a financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic, the government has been trying to shore up trade ties with other countries to make up for lost revenue. Photo: AFP
Traditional Thai dancers wearing protective face shields perform at the Erawan Shrine in Bangkok, a major tourist destination. As Thailand’s tourism sector has taken a financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic, the government has been trying to shore up trade ties with other countries to make up for lost revenue. Photo: AFP
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