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Will Thailand’s bid to bypass Strait of Malacca ever be built – and will China play a part?

Every few years, or every few governments, the idea of digging a canal across Thailand’s Kra Isthmus – creating a maritime passageway between the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand – is brought up, thrown around, and set aside. The idea of a Kra Canal, which dates back more than 300 years, is aimed at maximising the potential of Thailand’s central location in Indochina by cutting through the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsula to allow the swifter movement of commerce – and, in the old…

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