Laos

Why China’s High Speed Rail Project In Laos Is Different

Vincenzo Caporale Belt and Road Initiative, Southeast Asia Commentators and China watchers have gotten accustomed to generalizing Chinese investments as a malicious attempt to trap smaller nations through debt. Southeast Asian countries have more...
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Laos Reports Seizing Huge Amount Of Methamphetamine

Police in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos have made one of Asia’s biggest-ever drug busts, seizing more than 55.6 million methamphetamine pills in a single raid
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From The Field: Lao Farmers Serve Up Fish With Rice

Farmers in Laos are rediscovering ancient practices by cultivating rice and fish in the same field after more modern farming methods are failing to provide them with a liveable income.

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Vietnamese President’s Laos Visit Seen As Effort To Maintain Influence

Vietnam’s longstanding rivalry with China, which has featured years of tense standoffs in the South China Sea, is also playing out in another nearby forum – Laos. Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s recent official visit to Laos shows...
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Meet Today’s Stars On Chinese Social Media: Drunk Herd Of Elephants Wandering Across The Country

Media reports say the animals left their reserve, located near the border with Laos and Myanmar, in March of last year. Since then, they have walked over 300 miles. Local scientists say they don’t know where the creatures are going or why.
Related topics: Social Media, Myanmar

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Laos Social Media Task Force: Will It Target ‘fake News’ Or Censor Online Criticism?

Internet users and social media platforms are required to register with the governmentOriginally published on Global VoicesA computer user in Laos. Flickr photo by jonrawlinson. (CC BY 2.0) Civil society groups in Southeast Asia are pushing back...
Related topics: Social Media, Flickr, World Photos

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Laos Reports Its 1st Covid-19 Death

Laos has recorded its first COVID-19 death, CNN reports, more than a year after the coronavirus pandemic began. The state-run Vientiane Times said the person who died was a 53-year-old Vietnamese woman who worked at a karaoke club in the capital...
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Damming Of The Mekong: Thai Villagers Lament A River In Crisis

The Mekong is one of the world’s great rivers - a 5,000-kilometer waterway which threads from China through Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.However, dams have subverted the ecosystem, bringing drought in monsoon season and high water when it...
Related topics: China, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam

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Russia To Build Airport In Laos, Train Armed Forces In Sign Of Strengthening Military Ties

Russian troops have been clearing an area of around 500 hectares of unexploded ordnance, or UXO, in Laos’ Xieng Khouang province with plans to build a new airport and military facility as part of an expansion of military aid to the impoverished...
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Laos Grants 25-year Concession To Chinese Company To Manage Power Grid

Laos and a majority Chinese-owned company have signed a 25-year concession agreement that allows the company to build and manage its power grid, including electricity exports to neighboring countries, a government official in the country told...

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A Secret War. Decades Of Suffering. Will The U.s. Ever Make Good In Laos?

America has never taken responsibility for spraying Agent Orange over the neutral country during the Vietnam War. But generations of ethnic minorities have endured the consequences.
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Laos Becomes 44th Country To Register Russian Vaccine Sputnik V

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Laos has authorised Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V for emergency use, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) announced on Thursday.
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Laos Braces For Promise, Peril Of China’s High-speed Railway

After five years of hard work boring dozens of tunnels and building even more bridges to lay more than 400 kilometers of train track, China’s high-speed railway through Laos is on course to launch within the year.State media in China and Laos say...
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Laos Issues New Decree On Dams Aimed At Minimizing Harm

The government of Laos issued new guidelines for managing hydropower dams aimed at minimizing water shortages and flooding, state media reported on Thursday, amid debate on how its hydropower boom has altered the vital Mekong River.The new decree,...
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Monday Assorted Links

1. The long-term economic effects of U.S. bombing in Laos. 2. French law protects farm animal noises as part of national heritage (NYT). 3. Profile of Cecilia Rouse. 4. Clubhouse is taking off.  And here is my earlier post on Clubhouse.  And a...

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Thailand Rejects New Technical Report On Planned Large Lao Mekong Mainstream Dam

Thailand has rejected a new technical report on Laos’ Sanakham dam project, one of nine large-scale Mekong river mainstream dams integral to Vientiane’s controversial economic strategy of becoming the “Battery of Southeast Asia.”The...
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How Vietnamese Commandos Captured A Secret U.s. Military Base

Sebastien Roblin Security, This base was one of many ‘Lima Sites’ in Laos intended to facilitate aerial supply of U.S.-allied forces. Here's What You Need to Remember: Only thirty years later did the United States officially acknowledge the...
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Laos Snubs Wife Of Missing Rural Expert In ‘unconvincing’ Stance On Disappearance

The wife of missing Lao development expert Sombath Somphone on Tuesday marked eight years since his disappearance with no information on the case from the communist government in Vientiane whose agents are believed to have taken him away.“December...

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An Inmate Firefighter Might Be Deported After California Handed Him Over To Ice

Time is ticking for a California inmate facing deportation despite his service battling the state's wildfires this year. Last week, The Guardian reported Bounchan Keola's story, which began with him fleeing Laos—a country he does not...

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Laos Bids To Shed Least Developed Country Label

Laos has a good chance of climbing out of Least Developed Country status after the United Nations reviews its social and economic progress next year but may yet be held back by the coronavirus pandemic and ballooning debt to China, economists and...
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