After a slow recovery from the Vietnam War, the Southeast Asian country saw gross domestic product rise year after year from the 1990s on.
Two Filipinos filed a complaint March 13 to the international court prosecutor over Chinese.
Exit polls had indicated a strong showing for the Pheu Thai party of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
But some observers say the chances of the Thai junta losing power at the ballot box appear remote.
The defense ministry in Taipei says it formally asked the U.S. government last month for advanced fighter planes.
US officials say they are maintaining but not intensifying pressure on Pyongyang
Military widely expected to maintain control over civilian government in Sunday's general election.
China has claimed sovereignty over self-ruled Taiwan since the Chinese civil war of the 1940s and threatened to take it by force if needed.
Military is expected to maintain control as new government is formed that will face faltering economy and growing frustration over inequality.
Report aims to justify what Beijing calls anti-terrorism and de-radicalization efforts in heavily Muslim western region.
'Financial sanctions against Pyongyang remain some of the most poorly implemented and actively evaded measures,' a recent UN report says.
Probe opened into underlying causes of tap water outages that have affected about 6 million people.