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Thailand bets on neighbors' rising incomes to lift exports

Bangkok pushes border trade as US-China spat cuts into shipments abroad

A truck approaches a border crossing between Thailand and Laos: Thailand plans new crossings and other infrastructure to deepen trade links with its neighbors. (Photo by Keiichiro Asahara)

BANGKOK -- Thailand is working to increase trade with its neighbors, betting that their rising purchasing power will cushion the blow from exports lost to the U.S.-China trade war.

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