Laos

Country Laos
Capital Vientiane
Continent Asia
Currency Kip(LAK)
Languages Lao

Vientiane

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Introduction

Modern-day Laos has its roots in the ancient Lao kingdom of Lan Xang, established in the 14th Century under King FA NGUM. For 300 years Lan Xang had influence reaching into present-day Cambodia and Thailand, as well as over all of what is now Laos. After centuries of gradual decline, Laos came under the domination of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathet Lao took control of the government ending a six-century-old monarchy and instituting a strict socialist regime closely aligned to Vietnam. A gradual return to private enterprise and the liberalization of foreign investment laws began in 1988. Laos became a member of ASEAN in 1997.

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Laos - Wikipedia
Laos - CIA World Fact Book
Laos - BBC
Laos - National Geographic
Laos - Timeline - BBC

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ADB okays US$30m grant to expand healthcare coverage in Laos ... - Inquirer.net

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ADB okays US$30m grant to expand healthcare coverage in Laos ...
Inquirer.net
The Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s Board of Directors has approved a US$30 million policy-based grant to help the Lao government expand healthcare coverage and improve health services in the country, the bank said on its website on Monday. The grant ...

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The Truth About the New Laos Minimum Wage Hike | The Diplomat - The Diplomat

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How New Cheeses Are Propelling This City into the Spotlight - National Geographic

National Geographic

How New Cheeses Are Propelling This City into the Spotlight
National Geographic
The Dairy has improbable origins. Susie Martin (a native Sydney-sider and former exec), Steven McWhirter (an electrician also from Sydney), Rachel O'Shea (a chef from upstate New York), and Matthew O'Shea (a Bostonian focused on global markets) met ...



Laos to track Thai fugitives suspected of royal insult - media - Reuters

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Laos to track Thai fugitives suspected of royal insult - media
Reuters
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Laos will help the military government of neighboring Thailand to track Thai nationals suspected of insulting the royal family, the Bangkok Post daily said on Monday, citing military sources. Thailand has the world's strictest lese ...
Laos vows to help track Thai fugitivesBangkok Post
Laos set to lure more Chinese touristsXinhua
Laos to track Thai fugitives suspected of royal insultFree Malaysia Today

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Senior CPC official calls for closer exchanges with Laos - Xinhua

Xinhua

Senior CPC official calls for closer exchanges with Laos
Xinhua
BEIJING, April 24 (Xinhua) -- A senior official of the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Tuesday called for enhanced exchanges and cooperation with Laos and the Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP). Huang Kunming, member of the Political Bureau of ...

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Students mark World Book Day at Chinese Culture Center in Vientiane, Laos - Xinhua

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Students mark World Book Day at Chinese Culture Center in Vientiane, Laos
Xinhua
Video PlayerClose. LAOS-VIENTIANE-WORLD BOOK DAY. Students read books at Chinese Culture Center in Laos during a reading activity of World Book Day in Vientiane, Laos, April 23, 2018. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ...



Check out Luang Prabang's new jungle park and waterfall attraction - Star2.com

Star2.com

Check out Luang Prabang's new jungle park and waterfall attraction
Star2.com
Hoikhua Waterfall in Luang Prabang, Laos, makes the most of the natural environment and combines various services and activities in one place, making it the ideal getaway for visitors with diverse interests. The park – also known as the Green Jungle ...



Macau Legend plans min US$300-mln further Laos input - GGRAsia

GGRAsia

Macau Legend plans min US$300-mln further Laos input
GGRAsia
Hong Kong-listed casino services firm Macau Legend Development Ltd has confirmed to GGRAsia it is aiming to invest US$300 million to US$500 million across “several projects” in the Southeast Asian country of Laos. The firm already runs a casino venue ...

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Laos highlights importance of ASEAN cooperation - Jakarta Post

Jakarta Post

Laos highlights importance of ASEAN cooperation
Jakarta Post
New Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Laos to ASEAN Ekkaphab Phanthavong has highlighted the role of ASEAN in the international arena and how the bloc will benefit Laos. The New Ambassador delivered his speech while presenting Letter of ...



A Mr Big of wildlife trafficking: could elusive Laos casino operator be behind rackets that run to drugs, child ... - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

A Mr Big of wildlife trafficking: could elusive Laos casino operator be behind rackets that run to drugs, child ...
South China Morning Post
Powerful, well connected and fabulously wealthy, 58-year-old Su Guiqin is queen of the Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone, a small enclave in the far northwest of Laosthat, just over a decade ago, was a poor fishing village on the Mekong River. With ...