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From car parts to condos, faltering Thailand lures Chinese money

Investment pledges from China jump fivefold in Q1 from a year earlier to 5.7b baht, from just 1.1b baht

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About 7.9 million Chinese visited the "Land of Smiles" last year, up 71 per cent from 2014, and Thailand expects more this year.

Rayong, Thailand

EVERYWHERE you look on Thailand's Amata industrial estate in Rayong, you see signs in Chinese. It's a similar story just along the coast in the tourist resort of Pattaya, where Mandarin is increasingly visible alongside English and Russian.

As China's economy slows