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Thai Leader Debunks Idea of Hosting Chinese Police for Joint Patrols in Tourist Zones

Thailand's police chief Torsak Sukvimol (C) is seen outside Siam Paragon shopping centre in Bangkok on October 3, 2023, following a shooting incident in the mall that killed two people, including a Chinese national. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Thailand’s Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin said the country would not be inviting Chinese police officers to patrol Thai tourist destinations after reports of such a plan sparked an outcry.

Tourism officials had recently raised the idea of having Chinese and Thai police jointly patrol popular sites to build confidence among Chinese visitors after a Chinese national was fatally shot in Bangkok last month.

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