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VIENTIANE -- In Laos, one of the poorest nations in the world, the local film industry is beginning to flower after decades of being virtually non-existent. For years, the only films produced in this impoverished socialist country were government propaganda movies. Recently, however, a new breed of young ...
With her husband, Zhao Wei, she now runs the Kings Romans empire, a Hong Kong-registered business that took out a 99-year lease on a 3,000-hectare chunk of Bokeo province in a deal with the Laos government in 2007 and transformed it into a lavish gambling resort. Hundreds of millions of US dollars ...

In 2016, the Laos government told the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) in 2016 that it intended to shut down the tiger farms. However, a Post Magazine investigation has found the farms are flourishing, with another major operation having opened ...
The capture and trafficking of endangered Asiatic black bears continues to be a problem in Laos, although the government is trying to reduce it. The bears often are sold so their parts can be used in traditional medicine. Protection in action. In early March, officials in northern Laos took three endangered ...
China has a colonial agenda with Laos. It provides aid and investment, but both come at the cost of Laotian sovereignty. Editorial. Big changes are taking place in Laos. In the north-western village of Ton Pheung, visitors can clearly see those changes. Its residents speak Mandarin. Local transactions take ...
Speaking to government officials earlier this month, Thongloun said that issues of drugs and illegal weapons “must be addressed,” while adding that “the Ministry of Public Security must do more and enforce tougher measures to combat drug trafficking and the illegal weapons trade.” He went on: “Harsh ...

Transparency International's latest corruption perceptions index ranked Laos 135th out of 180 countries, a downgrade of 12 places from the previous year's survey. A recent report by Radio Free Asia asserted that the government lost US$50 million in revenue due to corruption last year, three times the ...
Malcolm Turnbull and Aung San Suu Kyi during the 2016 ASEAN Summit in Laos. Source: AAP ... Save the Children Australia's Director of Policy and International Programs Mat Tinkler told SBS News the Australian government must address the Rohingya refugee crisis with Ms Suu Kyi head-on. “Here is a ...
Economic and commercial counselor of Chinese embassy in Laos Wang Qihui and General Director of the Office of Lao Health Ministry Nao Boutta signed the agreement on behalf of the Chinese and Lao governments, respectively. "I hope this project will help the Lao government offer the modernized ...
Failure to achieve this mission will place Laos at risk of economic and financial collapse. The Party and the government are aware of this challenge. To remedy the situation, in 2011 the Lao People's Revolutionary Party adopted four breakthrough approaches, aimed at accelerating and sustain economic ...
Located two kilometres from the bridge, Savan Park is project by the Lao government and Malaysia-based Pacifica Streams Development to attract foreign direct investment to Laos. The park serves as a commercial and industrial hub in Savannakhet and provides an international gateway to the rest of the ...
The Lao government recently took steps to reverse illegal wildlife trafficking and environmental crimes with tightened laws on log exports and a new national law on wildlife trafficking due to come into effect. A tangible indication of this reform came this month with this gifting of elephants to the Elephant ...
VIENTIANE, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Lao government officials and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) met in Lao capital Vientiane Wednesday, ... The Third National Conference on the Review of the Cooperation between the Government of Laos and INGOs was attended by Lao Minister of ...
But the government's critics continue to speak out on the sensitive issue. Mu Sochua, an exiled opposition politician, said that despite a ban on Cambodian timber exports to Vietnam imposed in January and the creation of a high-level task force headed by National Military Police Commander Sao Sokha in ...
Yet the nature of the activity, its timing, as well as the messaging that followed, is consistent with the Cambodian government's desire to underline its determination to boost the country's military position relative to Laos as well as its sovereignty more generally as it heads to an election, even as it tries to work ...
Laos is pushing hard to meet United Nations (UN) development targets. The government risks bankrupting the nation in the process. By John Pennington. Laos remains on the United Nation's (UN) list of least developed nations. The government wants the country to graduate from this list. To try to achieve ...
The controversial Don Sahong dam in Laos has people arguing that its environmental impacts have not been studied well enough. by Wayne Hay ... The controversial Don Sahong dam is in Laos, and the communist government says it needs the project to improve its economy. But many who rely on the ...

With the slogan "Simply Beautiful," Laos officially kicked off its tourism campaign, Visit Laos 2018, in November. The landlocked nation is aiming for 5 million international travelers this year. Tourism accounts for 9% of gross domestic product and is one of the government's 11 priority development sectors.
In July, the Thai government required tougher checks on documented workers and jail time for the undocumented. Thailand's construction, fishing, and domestic sectors had long been a favored destination for Laotian workers, who could earn almost double in monthly wages working in Thailand compared ...
Laos has attracted substantial foreign investment in recent years, which has contributed to a surge in the establishment of legal entities, both local and foreign. However, the Lao government has noted that a number of legal entities have not actually been operating business activities in the country, nor have ...
PM Phuc will visit the Embassy of Vietnam in Laos and attend the Lunar New Year (Tet) programme with the embassy's staff and representatives of the Vietnamese community in Laos. PMs Phuc and Sisoulith will co-chair the 40th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-governmental Committee on February 5, ...
Xinhua President Cai Mingzhao speaks at the medal award ceremony in Vientiane, Laos on Feb. 2, 2018. (Xinhua/Qin Qing). VIENTIANE, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Lao government awarded freedom medals to China's Xinhua News Agency and Xinhua President Cai Mingzhao here Friday during the ongoing ...
"Despite the government's ban on logging exports, tighter credit conditions, subdued international mineral prices and lower tourist arrivals, Laos maintains its growth momentum supported by mega infrastructure development projects, increased electricity generation and expansion in the service sector," ...
The bid to end pesticide and herbicide contamination in Xiangkhouang follows the Lao government's passage of a law to control the use of chemical substances and a decree by Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith limiting the use of pesticides and herbicides in November 2016 and August 2017, ...
Official news sources did not report the reasons for Somkot's dismissal, though a government official told RFA's Lao Service next day that the former ... While Nam and his wife denied any connection to the trucks seized in May, an official source who inspects timber in the southern provinces of Laos told RFA ...
But the government's critics continue to speak out on the sensitive issue. Mu Sochua, an exiled opposition politician, said that despite a ban on Cambodian timber exports to Vietnam imposed in January and the creation of a high-level task force headed by National Military Police Commander Sao Sokha in ...
Yet the nature of the activity, its timing, as well as the messaging that followed, is consistent with the Cambodian government's desire to underline its determination to boost the country's military position relative to Laos as well as its sovereignty more generally as it heads to an election, even as it tries to work ...
Therefore, the government needs to double or even triple its efforts to advance the country ahead of others in order to make Laos more attractive to potential foreign investors. Rising up the global rankings is of vital importance because countries across the world use the findings of these surveys as reliable ...
Official news sources did not report the reasons for Somkot's dismissal, though a government official told RFA's Lao Service next day that the former ... While Nam and his wife denied any connection to the trucks seized in May, an official source who inspects timber in the southern provinces of Laos told RFA ...
A Lao villager detained since July 2017 in a dispute over village land has died in custody, with relatives challenging government claims that the man had ... Much of Laos's economic growth is generated through land concessions for natural resources, including timber, agricultural products, minerals, and ...
According to the National Regulatory Authority for unexploded ordnance, a Lao government agency, more than two million tons of bombs were dropped on Laos during the Vietnam War, making the country the most heavily bombed per capita in history. Approximately 270 million cluster bombs were ...
The controversial Don Sahong dam in Laos has people arguing that its environmental impacts have not been studied well enough. by Wayne Hay ... The controversial Don Sahong dam is in Laos, and the communist government says it needs the project to improve its economy. But many who rely on the ...
With the slogan "Simply Beautiful," Laos officially kicked off its tourism campaign, Visit Laos 2018, in November. The landlocked nation is aiming for 5 million international travelers this year. Tourism accounts for 9% of gross domestic product and is one of the government's 11 priority development sectors.
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – A Chinese company is beginning construction of a more than US$200-million tourism complex at the disused airfield in Vangvieng district, one of the top tourist destinations in Laos. The government has agreed for the developer, the Lao Yijin Group Co, Ltd to carry out ...
The Lao government has approached Thailand for financial support for the construction of a new bridge connecting the two countries. Vientiane had forwarded ... The construction cost is estimated at 3.8 billion baht, with Thailand spending 2.6 billion baht and Laos taking care of the rest. It will link with Road ...
In July, the Thai government required tougher checks on documented workers and jail time for the undocumented. Thailand's construction, fishing, and domestic sectors had long been a favored destination for Laotian workers, who could earn almost double in monthly wages working in Thailand compared ...
Laos has attracted substantial foreign investment in recent years, which has contributed to a surge in the establishment of legal entities, both local and foreign. However, the Lao government has noted that a number of legal entities have not actually been operating business activities in the country, nor have ...
Separately, he said the Laotian government will likely approve the bank's application to open a representative office there in the next 1-2 months after the bank's first overseas representative office was opened in Myanmar last year. Cambodia and Vietnam are the bank's next targets for such offices, said Mr ...
Tourists enjoy zip-lining at Tad Khameud waterfall, a popular visitor attraction on the Bolaven Plateau in Laos. Phoonsab ... The government has assigned a team from the National Economic Research Institute to study the potential of Pakxong district and identify the main targets for development.
The leader affirmed that the Vietnamese Party and Government always attach importance to its comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with China. .... The media in Laos on February 6 ran a series of articles highlighting the success of the 40th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-Governmental ...
He affirmed that the Communist Party of Vietnam, the State, Government and people of Vietnam always give the highest priority to the enhancement of the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation with Laos, considering these as priceless and vital for their countries' ...
Boats dock on the bank of the Mekong River in northern Laos early last year at the planned construction site for the Pak Beng dam. ... Chheang Hong, a representative of the Cambodian government to the MRC, said in an email that while the guidelines are a step towards cooperation between member ...
Embattled Chinese casino operator Zhao Wei has cried foul over the “transnational criminal organization” (TCO) tag that the U.S. government gave his company. Laos' King Romans Casino co-owner decries 'transnational criminal' tag “A hegemonic act of ulterior motives” was how Zhao Wei, co-owner of ...
He affirmed that the Communist Party of Vietnam, the State, Government and people of Vietnam always give the highest priority to the enhancement of the traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation with Laos, considering these as priceless and vital for their countries' ...
Casino operator Zhao Wei (L), a Chinese national who operates in Laos, conducts an interview with a local Lao television reporter, Feb. 4, 2018. ... Furthermore, our government is also monitoring the venue,” A Lao official of the Bokeo Province administration told RFA's Lao Service on Monday. Reported by ...
PM Phuc will visit the Embassy of Vietnam in Laos and attend the Lunar New Year (Tet) programme with the embassy's staff and representatives of the Vietnamese community in Laos. PMs Phuc and Sisoulith will co-chair the 40th meeting of the Vietnam-Laos Inter-governmental Committee on February 5, ...
Following that visit, the Lao government has adopted work plans to enhance China-Laos cooperation including plans to realize successful outcomes of the state visit to Laos by the Chinese president. China and Laos, close neighbors with high complementarity in development, have been enjoying fruitful ...
The two-story house that had been the residence of the French governor general in Laos, Paul Blanchard de la Brosse, seemed an ideal place to establish the workshop. They flew to Versailles to talk to the owners-in-exile, and the government granted a lease. They began with three Laotian weavers.
He will be accompanied by a high-ranking Government delegation, as guests of Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, added the ministry. Vietnam and Laos have enjoyed close-knit traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation. Trade between Laos and Vietnam topped 900 ...
Earlier, Thongloun was among the 10 Heads of State or government of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (Asean) members who attended this year's Republic Day celebrations here as guests of honour, a first in independent India's history. The Laos leader, who arrived here on Wednesday, ...


 

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