Chinese police to patrol Thailand's streets jointly with Thai police
Chinese police, together with Thai police, will start patrolling the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand in a bid to boost tourist confidence. The initiative was announced by Thai Prime Minister Sretta Thavisin and will be implemented during the high season. The official announcement was made on November 13, 2023.
As part of the planned initiative, there will be a meeting with the Chinese Embassy on November 15. The meeting will include senior officials from the Thai police, tourist police and the Central Intelligence Bureau to discuss and work out the specific details of the plan. The exact locations of the joint patrols have not yet been disclosed, but they will include areas with large numbers of Chinese tourists.
The decision was made to restore Chinese tourists' confidence in a safe vacation in Thailand after it has been negatively affected by several factors in recent months. For example, a mass shooting at a major shopping center where a Chinese tourist was one of the victims. In addition, tourism has been severely affected following the release of a popular movie in China where Chinese citizens are tricked into working illegally in inhumane conditions in Southeast Asia.
Joint patrolling of tourist destinations will help ensure the safety of not only Chinese tourists but also travelers from different countries. Details of the plan will be released in the coming days.