A Q&A with Thailand's Abhisit Vejjajiva

Thailand's international reputation among investors and tourists has been much tarnished in recent months. Prime Minister Somchai Wongsawat was forced to step down by protesters (identified by yellow shirts) who blockaded the Bangkok airport last December. In April protesters (wearing red shirts) who oppose the government of the current Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, shut down a high-level summit of Southeast Asian leaders in the Thai resort town of Phuket and clashed with government supporters, causing two deaths. Now Abhisit is on a charm offensive, visiting Hong Kong to convince the financial community that his country is still open for business. While there he spoke with BusinessWeek Asia Correspondent Frederik Balfour.

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