Although Thai Heritage is existed longer than the current lineage of the monarch society, the patriarch so to speak is named Somdet Phra Chao Taksin Maha Rat also known as King Taksin. He actually has a Chinese father; however, Taksin was raised much like Zheng He, being raised as a servant by royalty of another nation. Assimilating the Chinese to identify themselves as Thai has been important to establishing the culture. King Taksin was a great military leader that preserved the people from the invasion of the Burmese. The Thai Culture is very hierarchical, requiring the people to live within their social status, and the Chinese Confucianism is similarities should not be overlooked. Over the past century Thailand has to exercise aggressive measures to assimilate the Chinese people into its country as the immigration of Chinese was dissolute in the early years of the 20th Century. Conveniently in these years Chinese men immigrated a lot more than women as 2–3% of the Chinese immigrates were women. When the Chinese women immigration raised to 21% of the Chinese population in Thailand, the measures to limit the Chinese population were implemented in 1932. The assimilation of the Chinese in the Thai Culture has been successful as the Thai people of Chinese dissent do not consider themselves as Thai rather than Chinese. The distinction between the races has been increasingly blurred as the Chinese has to marry Thai women especially in the beginning when the Chinese women population was so low. Thai Culture today can be partially seen as a Tourist dependent nation as it employees 15% of the population. Since China is the most visiting nation, they are increasingly demanding accommodations. The commercialism of China is being seen more prevalently, and it cannot be said that it is not influencing the Thai culture and tourism. More on this will be explained in the economy argument of the research. As 40% of the population of Thailand is of Chinese dissent, the politics cannot be assumed that it is purely designed by Thai people.
Embassy is “a 10 billion-baht ($336 million) project in the heart of Bangkok, regards Chinese travelers as one of its top targets after its shopping mall section opened in December” of 2012, attracting the high end tourist’s shopping as on they spend on average 874 dollars on a trip to a foreign nation. “Some Thai police are corrupt and the justice system is slow, but perhaps more importantly, not enough Thais speak Chinese — that’s the gist of “a long list” of complaints by China’s Ambassador to Thailand, Guan Mu, delivered at a meeting with Thai officials Wednesday on the popular vacation island of Phuket, the Phuket News reported.” China has bold relationships with the miniscule Southeast Asian Union of ASEAN. The relationship does not appear as stable as the profitable it is with sea disputes and other issues; however, there is one project that may have been completed this year of 2013 that is concerning people. ““People in Thailand are worried,” said a former foreign ministry diplomat, placing down his glass of red wine” as China is building a 1.5 billion dollar commercial city in Bangkok. “The 700,000 square metre site (the equivalent area of one hundred football pitches) will be in the China City Complex on the outskirts of Bangkok City and will have enough space for over 70,000 Chinese traders.” The main purpose for this agreement with ASEAN is for China to avoid the costly European Union and United States tariffs by re-exporting their goods through this Chinese commercial city in Thailand. ““China will own us!” said an official interpreter for top government leaders, expressing her outrage at Beijing’s rapidly growing influence on Bangkok’s economy.”