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Chinese media lavish praise on Thai response to outbreak

Chinese media lavish praise on Thai response to outbreak

THAILAND: Chinese media have praised Thailand for its “vigorous efforts” to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus as the kingdom vowed to help Beijing in its time of need.

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By Bangkok Post

Thursday 6 February 2020, 10:01AM


Manoon Jarornloy, a pilot on the AirAsia evacuation flight, posts on his Facebook page a photo of crew members dressed head to toe in protective gear.

Manoon Jarornloy, a pilot on the AirAsia evacuation flight, posts on his Facebook page a photo of crew members dressed head to toe in protective gear.

Lou Wei, 32, a CCTV reporter based in Thailand for the past seven years, said he was in Hong Kong when the virus outbreak began but followed the news emerging from Thailand, including via social media.

“I was impressed by video clips on social media showing Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, the Immigration Bureau and the private sector giving moral support to people in Wuhan and Chinese people,” he said.

“On Feb 4, I went out and saw placards in department stores offering encouragement to people in Wuhan [the epicentre of the outbreak]. This made me think that Thais are not blaming China, and instead think Thailand and China should work together to solve the problem. This made me feel that Thailand is a good friend to China,” Mr Wei said.

He also lauded the Thai government and medical personnel for their professionalism in dealing with the outbreak. When he returned from Hong Kong to Thailand on Jan 31, airport screening was rigorous, he said.

Li Min, 49, a Thailand-based reporter from the China Media Group, said the monarchy, the government, parliament and Thais in general have sent messages of moral support to China as it battles the coronavirus, and expressed confidence its government can win the war.

“In a time of problems, nothing is more valuable than assistance and understanding. This is very much appreciated,” she said, while also praising the Thai mainstream media for presenting fair and accurate information on the outbreak in China.

Sohu.com, a popular tourism website in China, said Thailand does not place blame but is taking action to control the disease. Meanwhile, many other countries have issued travel advisories warning against visiting China, it said.

Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai reiterated Thailand’s support for China’s battle against coronavirus, saying the kingdom would stand by Chinese people in these challenging times and is ready to give all possible assistance to China.

Mr Don was speaking during a telephone conversation with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

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ematt | 08 February 2020 - 10:42:39

Actually Rorri, the reporter was being gracious and polite. Clearly, a trait that is entirely foreign to you. What a miserable, unhappy existence you must live. 

DeKaaskopp | 08 February 2020 - 10:18:36

One has to live in R's weird world to understand what a china based website or a reporter from China got to do with "sucking up to the Thai politburo".  Probably just another hasty comment to comfort his twin.

GerryT81 | 07 February 2020 - 17:57:22

@R.  Obviously you didn't read the article. Different reporters are talking.But I understand,same as your favorite buddy you don't like to read about anyone talking positive about Thailand. Maybe you should relocate together with him.

Jor12 | 07 February 2020 - 17:51:04

Well, it seems your comprehension is lacking as usual "I was impressed by video clips...I went out and saw placards...This made me feel....lauded the Thai government". Don't know what you were reading.

Rorri_2 | 07 February 2020 - 16:59:51

Gerry/Jor, have you actually read the article, the reporter basically says nothing, knows less than anyone who reads/listens to overseas news, he's trying to get his 5 seconds of fame, and sucking up to the Thai politburo, actually, bit like yourselves.

GerryT81 | 06 February 2020 - 21:44:47

..other countries are.So, please leave !

GerryT81 | 06 February 2020 - 21:43:27

Foreign media praises Thailand and Thailand's foreign minister reiterates Thailand"s support for China's battle against the virus.All the hater does is coming up with another tirade. Not a surprise .Why don't you do yourself and others a favor  and relocate to a country that suits your needs.Can't be that hard to find one as you never get tired to tell everyone about how good ...

Jor12 | 06 February 2020 - 17:36:28

k...the a article is from a Chinese reporter reporting his appreciation of the moral support shown by Thailand, whereas you bash everyone and everything.  

Kurt | 06 February 2020 - 14:56:26

What a bunch of nonsense. Just sweet talk and a empty statement.Thailand is not even able to handle her own environmental problems. Smog, PM2.5 danger for people, and the increasing water emergency. Concentrate on your own problems. China will not release soft talk to support Thailand. China laughs about the continues thai generals heel licking.

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