Train tracks to bind Laos and China

Laos's mountainous terrain has always provided a barrier to trade with China. Source: Pixabay   China and Laos are trumpeting a rapid rise in economic cooperation over...

Moody’s assigns first-time issuer rating of B3 to Laos

American credit rating agency Moody’s has given a B3 rating with a positive outlook to the Government of Laos, citing the country’s high economic...

Thailand cross-border trade dips 2% to 1.12T baht

Thailand saw its cross-border trade dip by nearly 2 percent during the first 10 months of the year on account of various factors which...

Obama to be first US president to visit Laos

President Barack Obama will be the first US head of state to visit Laos when he attends an Asean summit in the landlocked country...
Sugar smuggling is rampant in Vietnam due to the removal of tariffs and regulations, which benefited sugar smugglers.

Sugar Smuggling to Vietnam from Cambodia and Laos, Rampant and Rising

Sugar smuggling in Vietnam is getting rampant and continues to rise. Sugar is illegally imported from Cambodia and Laos. Vietnam Engages in Sugar Smuggling From 2015...

Government imposes curfew in Lao province after rebel attacks

Anti-communist Hmong guerrillas, like those pictured here in 1961, were active in Xaysomboun but it is unclear if the ethnic group is linked to...

Asean fails to reprimand China

Relax: Rodrigo Duterte was in diplomatic mode. Will be make a convivial host next year? Source: YouTube The Asean summit in Laos has to let...

Another Chinese worker killed in Laos

The state’s grip on rural Laos is weak. Source: Wikimedia A Chinese national has been killed and three were wounded in what has been called...

Mekong nations face severe drought made worse by dams

The four lower Mekong River basin countries of Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam should expect severe to extreme drought—compounded by dams—to persist until January,...

US-Asean Summit postponed over virus fears

A long-scheduled summit between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States will no longer push through as planned. According to a...

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Philippine Air Force pilots are in Brunei to master the flying of the Blackhawk helicopter.

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More people are becoming victims to Cambodia human trafficking as they become enticed in promised jobs with high salaries.

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