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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.

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