Analytics company Wisesight used its Zocial Eye tools to collect data from social media users in Thailand between November 1 and 16. The top five trending topics related to Apec were:1. Popular topics included Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s positive Covid test, and US President Joe Biden not attending the summit in Bangkok. Special holidays during Apec Summit week, at 1,345,202 engagements. Popular topics included the removal of electricity poles on Vibhavadi Rangsit Road and the renovation of roads and sidewalks to prepare for the summit.
November 19, 2022 19:04 UTC
The traditional joint Leaders' Declaration was accompanied by the Ministerial Joint Statement, as well as the Bangkok Goal Declaration on Bio-Circular-Green Economy (BCG). In their declaration, leaders committed to implementing the Apec Putrajaya Vision 2040 agreed last year, under this year’s summit theme of "Open, Connect, Balance". The official statement said it was important to promote a trade and investment environment that is free, open, fair, non-discriminatory, transparent, inclusive and predictable. Leaders said they will also cooperate for safe and seamless cross-border travel within the region following the Covid-19 pandemic. We will cooperate on facilitating the flow of data, and strengthening business and consumer trust in digital transactions," the statement said.
November 19, 2022 18:06 UTC
Panitan said the speech was also directed at the Chinese audience back home, aimed at boosting nationalism by demonstrating China’s success on the global stage. Xi’s administration has been facing unusual levels of criticism in China for its strict zero-Covid policy at a time when other countries are returning to social and economic normality. Amid growing regional tension, Thailand and its Asean allies must beware of siding with either superpower and losing advantages. Panitan urged Thailand and Asean to rebalance by deliberating deeply on each important issue before moving forward. The 2022 Apec Summit has drawn global attention to the region amid geopolitical tensions, climate change, and looming recession – adding urgency to member-countries’ efforts to work together to find solutions.
November 19, 2022 18:06 UTC
Kishida said he had discussed several issues with different leaders, including Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and North Korean tensions. “Many countries agreed to cooperate on boosting security in the region,” he said, adding that the Russia-Ukraine war is unacceptable. Kishida also thanked Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Cambodian PM Hun Sen for opening the door to negotiations. He added that Japan was ready to cooperate with other countries on food security, climate change and rule of law. “Japan cannot achieve success in prosperity if Asia has not succeeded yet," he said, citing a remark made by Hayato Ikeda, who served as Japan’s premier from 1960 to 1964.
November 19, 2022 16:01 UTC
Meanwhile, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Thailand, Gita Sabharwal, said sustainable development starts by promoting gender equality in organisations. She said social protection programmes are needed to promote gender equality as many women work in the informal economy where social welfare is lacking. “In Asia, every other woman works in the informal economy, with low pay, low skills and very little social support,” she said. Kasikornbank (KBank) CEO Kattiya Indaravijaya argued that equal opportunities should be offered to women at the education level as well as in the workforce. “All genders, including LGBTQ+, should have equal opportunities.”She added that equal opportunity among all genders is crucial to driving sustainable growth.
November 19, 2022 05:00 UTC
Poland's national football team made a spectacular appearance in Qatar for the 2022 Fifa World Cup, being flown in a Polish Air Force F16 jet. The team is in Group C with Argentina, Saudi Arabia, and Mexico. They will play their first match against Mexico on Tuesday. Poland was recently hit by a missile attack that killed two people, with both Russia and Ukraine being blamed for the attack.
November 19, 2022 05:00 UTC
Published byThe Bangkok PostLatest version of All Quiet On The Western Front continues the original’s plea for peace published : 18 Nov 2022 at 04:00 newspaper section: [Life](http://search.bangkokpost.com/search/result_advanced?category=news&xNewsSection=Life) The classic novel All Quiet On The Western Front by German author Erich Maria Remarque documents the brutality of World War I. Those who live in the US are perhaps more familiar with this story as the book is usually required reading as part of high school and university curriculums. While I have never read the book, I have seen the first film adaptation in a big …Read More
November 18, 2022 13:15 UTC
For this work, he was inspired by the tenth scene of Tang Xianzu’s “Peony Pavilion”. Yung wrote, “The scene provided us significant rooms for imagination and the vicissitudes of life presented in and outside the theatre. Among the variety of symbols and narratives, we went with the flow to look for individual and collective imaginative space. Now, all of us, please look at this theatre, look at its confines and taboos, and attend to the way we see and be seen in ‘Interrupted Dream’”. Two months ago, “Interrupted Dream” was the opening work for the InlanDimensions International Arts Festival in Poland.
November 18, 2022 11:05 UTC
Protesters gathering at the Democracy Monument started burning objects and throwing glass bottles at police. Some demonstrators were arrested and their sound amplifiers were seized during a police operation.
November 18, 2022 11:05 UTC
This idea was aired by Natapanu Nopakun, the Foreign Ministry deputy spokesman, at the daily media briefing on Friday. He said a joint statement may or may not be issued because the Apec leaders did not just discuss economic matters. However, he said, the most important thing is for each Apec country to take concrete action after the summit.
November 18, 2022 10:04 UTC
As for balance, he said, the US is pushing for a greater representation of women and sustainability in Apec economies. He also voiced support for Thailand’s bio-circular-green (BCG) economic model promoted at Apec 2022. US President Joe Biden recently signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act, which sets aside $369 billion (13.2 trillion baht) for decarbonised economy and response to climate change. “This act includes $369 billion to take the most aggressive action ever … ever, ever, ever, in confronting the climate crisis,” Biden reportedly said when signing the bill. US Vice President Kamala Harris is attending the Bangkok summit on Biden’s behalf.
November 18, 2022 09:03 UTC
"The APEC Summit is the final leaders' summit in the region (each year). The main focus of this year's summit is about the openness, connectivity, and balance, with much emphasis on building sustainable, balanced, and well-rounded growth through the BCG (Bio-Cycle-Green) Economic Model." The two-day APEC summit is set to take place from Friday (November 18)where much emphasis will be on building a greener economy under the BCG (Bio-Circular-Green) Economy Model
November 18, 2022 06:04 UTC
The meetings finalized matters of discussion from this year's senior officials' meetings and drafted them into documents to be presented to APEC leaders for their consideration and approval. Attended by 21 APEC Senior Officials, the first two sessions focused on trade and investment issues under APEC 2022's priority of "Open to All Opportunities" as well as seamless connectivity in both the physical and digital realms under the priority of "Connect in All Dimensions". Highlighted by the officials were the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), APEC Economic Policy Report 2022, the APEC Internet and Digital Economy Roadmap (AIDER) and APEC Safe Passage Taskforce's recommendations. Both the FTAAP multi-year work plan and APEC Safe Passage Taskforce's recommendations have been underlined as key deliverables of Thailand's APEC host year. The third CSOM session on Wednesday, 16 November, 2022, centered on the "Balance in All Aspects" priority, in particular, the latest status of the draft Bangkok Goals on BCG Economy to be submitted to APEC Ministers for consideration and APEC Leaders for endorsement.
November 18, 2022 02:45 UTC
Apec CEO Summit, on November 17 and 18, commences under the concept of:“Embrace”: reconnect the world with endless opportunities;“Engage”: digitise and come out with new transformational models for a sustainable world;“Enable”: collaborate on new ideas, creativity and possibilities.
November 17, 2022 23:03 UTC
The Chinese leader is scheduled to meet PM Prayut to discuss a range of topics at Government House after the summit wraps up, according to the Thai Foreign Affairs Ministry. Among the topics on their meeting agenda is closer bilateral economic ties on the 10th anniversary of the two countries’ strategic partnership this year. The two leaders are expected to discuss economic cooperation between Thailand and China, particularly in industries with high potential, such as electric vehicle manufacturing. Both countries have agreed to promote more air travel and recovery of high-quality tourism, in addition to education, culture, media and information. Also, Thailand and China will cooperate in the suppression of transnational crimes, drug smuggling, online gambling, and fake call-centre scams.
November 17, 2022 14:12 UTC