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How Thailand Hopes to Capitalize on Its Neighbors' Success

Dec 22, 2015 | 09:15 GMT
Construction workers try to fix a broken piece of equipment while working on the construction of a port inside the planned Dawei special economic zone in Ngapitat, Myanmar.
(TAYLOR WEIDMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

To leverage its waning preeminent position on mainland Southeast Asia, Thailand is trying to push outward to harness the growth of other Southeast Asian countries for its own benefit. Still, the pace of progress in the Dawei special economic zone with Myanmar -- and in Thailand's other zones in the region -- will be subject to numerous global and domestic conditions....

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