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Asian strongmen await Joe Biden with China card in hand

Prayuth, Duterte and Hun Sen faced little pressure from Trump on human rights

Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, sanctioned by the Obama administration for seizing power via a military coup, has enjoyed Trump's hands-off approach. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense) 

MANILA/BANGKOK/HANOI -- On the evening of Nov. 25, Thai youths held a mass rally in front of the Bangkok headquarters of Siam Commercial Bank, of which King Maha Vajiralongkorn is the largest single shareholder.

Sulak Sivaraksa, Thailand's most prominent social critic, criticized Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha for trying to dust off the lese-majeste law to quell the protests.

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