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Liu, Y. & Jayanthakumaran, K. (2016). People's Republic of China (PRC): Thailand economic relationship after signing of free trade agreement in 2005. In K. Young-Chan (Eds.), Chinese Global Production Networks in ASEAN (pp. 77-95). united States: Springer.


People's Republic of China (PRC) is the third biggest nation globally situated in East Asia with the land area of 9.6 million km2 , population of 1.36 billion people and population density of 139 km - 2 . PRC's capital is Beijing and comprises of 22 provinces, five autonomous regions, four municipalities and two special administrative regions. Special administrative regions are Hong Kong and Macao. Thailand is the world's 51st largest country situated in Southeast Asia with the land area of 513,000 km2 and population of 67.1 million people. The population density of Thailand is around 131 km - 2 . Thailand shares borders with four neighbmtrs: Myarunar in the north, Laos People's Democratic Republic (LPDR) and Cambodia in the east, and Malaysian Peninsula and Malaysia in the south. Myanmar and LPDR are the borders of PRC.

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