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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Laos credit downgrade signals 'real' default risk as China looms - Nikkei Asian ReviewLaos credit downgrade signals 'real' default risk as China looms  Nikkei Asian Review

Fitch Downgrades Laos to 'CCC' - Fitch RatingsFitch Downgrades Laos to 'CCC'  Fitch Ratings

China-Laos railway drills through last major tunnel - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina-Laos railway drills through last major tunnel - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

First Eastin Hotel to land in Laos - TTG AsiaFirst Eastin Hotel to land in Laos  TTG Asia

Laos records new death from dengue fever - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos records new death from dengue fever - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Laos Stumbles Under Rising Chinese Debt Burden - The DiplomatLaos Stumbles Under Rising Chinese Debt Burden  The Diplomat

Exclusive: Taking power - Chinese firm to run Laos electric grid amid default warnings - Reuters IndiaExclusive: Taking power - Chinese firm to run Laos electric grid amid default warnings  Reuters India

New Chinese power deal sees Laos risk its future for quick gains - ASEAN TODAYNew Chinese power deal sees Laos risk its future for quick gains  ASEAN TODAY

Laos the latest China debt trap victim - Asia TimesLaos the latest China debt trap victim  Asia Times

Regional Logistics Manager - Mekong program (Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and China) - ReliefWebRegional Logistics Manager - Mekong program (Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and China)  ReliefWeb

Opinions are dangerous in communist Laos - ucanews.comOpinions are dangerous in communist Laos  ucanews.com

Laos corporation's excess power sparks export opportunities - The Star OnlineLaos corporation's excess power sparks export opportunities  The Star Online

Absolute Hotel Service expands to Laos with Eastin Hotel Vientiane - Travel DailyAbsolute Hotel Service expands to Laos with Eastin Hotel Vientiane  Travel Daily

Laos faces sovereign default as forex reserves dip below $1bn - Financial TimesLaos faces sovereign default as forex reserves dip below $1bn  Financial Times

Laos' excess power sparks export drivePhnom Penh Post - The Phnom Penh PostLaos' excess power sparks export drivePhnom Penh Post  The Phnom Penh Post

Lao trainees visit rail-welding yard in Vientiane, Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLao trainees visit rail-welding yard in Vientiane, Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

The telling silence about an abducted Lao activist - ucanews.comThe telling silence about an abducted Lao activist  ucanews.com

Laos: Activists and rights groups demand release of blogger Mouay - IFEXLaos: Activists and rights groups demand release of blogger Mouay  IFEX

Storm Noul makes landfall in Vietnam, moves into Laos - Bangkok PostStorm Noul makes landfall in Vietnam, moves into Laos  Bangkok Post

1907.H Dwelling Refurbishment in Barcelona / LAOS (Xavier Botet + Albert Saboya) - ArchDaily1907.H Dwelling Refurbishment in Barcelona / LAOS (Xavier Botet + Albert Saboya)  ArchDaily

Deputy Country Director, Lao PDR - ReliefWebDeputy Country Director, Lao PDR  ReliefWeb

Consumption of products derived from vulnerable wildlife species pervasive in Laos - Jill LopezConsumption of products derived from vulnerable wildlife species pervasive in Laos  Jill Lopez

Virtual Town Hall Meeting with Ambassador Peter Haymond - US Embassy in LaosVirtual Town Hall Meeting with Ambassador Peter Haymond  US Embassy in Laos

Laos to continue suspension of tourist visas for people from COVID-19-hit countries - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos to continue suspension of tourist visas for people from COVID-19-hit countries - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Thailand's CP Group to open first 7-Eleven store in Laos in 2022 - Nikkei Asian ReviewThailand's CP Group to open first 7-Eleven store in Laos in 2022  Nikkei Asian Review

Feature: Lao workers laud opportunity to build China-aided hospital - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: Lao workers laud opportunity to build China-aided hospital - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

US Launches Mekong Partnership as Chinese Debt Trap Closes on Laos - Future Directions InternationalUS Launches Mekong Partnership as Chinese Debt Trap Closes on Laos  Future Directions International

US citizen indicted for child sex after returning from Laos - UCANUS citizen indicted for child sex after returning from Laos  UCAN

A Taste of Laos: US Coffee Buyers Intrigued During Virtual Cupping Event - Daily Coffee NewsA Taste of Laos: US Coffee Buyers Intrigued During Virtual Cupping Event  Daily Coffee News

LTC wins the race to launch 5G in Laos - Developing TelecomsLTC wins the race to launch 5G in Laos  Developing Telecoms

Dengue cases in Laos reach 6,203 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaDengue cases in Laos reach 6,203 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

7-Eleven Enters Laos Market - CStore Decisions - Convenience Store Decisions7-Eleven Enters Laos Market - CStore Decisions  Convenience Store Decisions

Laos and Japan to open travel channel - TTR WeeklyLaos and Japan to open travel channel  TTR Weekly

Laos to lose 483 mln USD in export revenue over COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos to lose 483 mln USD in export revenue over COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Feature: Laos kicks off new school year amid effective COVID-19 control - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: Laos kicks off new school year amid effective COVID-19 control - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Laos: Over 47500 people tested for Covid-19 as country grapples with dengue issues - The Star OnlineLaos: Over 47500 people tested for Covid-19 as country grapples with dengue issues  The Star Online

Domestic tourists sustain Laos tourism industry - The Star OnlineDomestic tourists sustain Laos tourism industry  The Star Online

14 Lao migrants arrested in Ubon - Bangkok Post14 Lao migrants arrested in Ubon  Bangkok Post

Foreigners may soon own condos in LaosPhnom Penh Post - The Phnom Penh PostForeigners may soon own condos in LaosPhnom Penh Post  The Phnom Penh Post

Laos: 1st railway station built on railway project with China - The Star OnlineLaos: 1st railway station built on railway project with China  The Star Online

Idahoans find connection through Zoom refugee cooking classes - Idaho Press-TribuneIdahoans find connection through Zoom refugee cooking classes  Idaho Press-Tribune

Absentee Voting Week is September 27-October 4 - US Embassy in LaosAbsentee Voting Week is September 27-October 4  US Embassy in Laos

Laos and Cambodia record Zero Covid-19 Deaths - The Indian AwaazLaos and Cambodia record Zero Covid-19 Deaths  The Indian Awaaz

Laos to lose US$483mil in export revenue over COVID-19 - The Star OnlineLaos to lose US$483mil in export revenue over COVID-19  The Star Online

8 Laos drug smugglers arrested for trafficking 10kg crystal meth in Vietnam - The Star Online8 Laos drug smugglers arrested for trafficking 10kg crystal meth in Vietnam  The Star Online

IOM Partners with Lao Ministry of Public Security to Address Mobility Challenges in Border Management under COVID-19 - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebIOM Partners with Lao Ministry of Public Security to Address Mobility Challenges in Border Management under COVID-19 - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

IOM Lao People's Democratic Republic COVID-19 Situation Report #4 (Aug 2020) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebIOM Lao People's Democratic Republic COVID-19 Situation Report #4 (Aug 2020) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Domestic tourism up but Laos feels loss in foreign visitors - The Star OnlineDomestic tourism up but Laos feels loss in foreign visitors  The Star Online

China-Laos railway tunnel is now fully completed - The Star OnlineChina-Laos railway tunnel is now fully completed  The Star Online

Lao PM sends sympathy to Vietnam over losses caused by storm Noul - Nhan Dan OnlineLao PM sends sympathy to Vietnam over losses caused by storm Noul  Nhan Dan Online

Racine's SapSap offers popular blend of Laos and Thailand's cuisines - WTMJ-TVRacine's SapSap offers popular blend of Laos and Thailand's cuisines  WTMJ-TV

Laos: Dengue scourge surging as govt reminds public to remain vigilant - The Star OnlineLaos: Dengue scourge surging as govt reminds public to remain vigilant  The Star Online

Bananas the largest slice of Laos' export pie to China - The Phnom Penh PostBananas the largest slice of Laos' export pie to China  The Phnom Penh Post

Hai Di Lao’s First Seattle Location Is Now Open Downtown - Eater SeattleHai Di Lao’s First Seattle Location Is Now Open Downtown  Eater Seattle

Laos: Dengue fever cases rising and records 142 new cases - The Star OnlineLaos: Dengue fever cases rising and records 142 new cases  The Star Online

Laos hopes to exit Least Developed Country list despite challenges - The Star OnlineLaos hopes to exit Least Developed Country list despite challenges  The Star Online

GGRAsia – Macau Legend widens 1H loss, Laos casino still closed - GGRAsiaGGRAsia – Macau Legend widens 1H loss, Laos casino still closed  GGRAsia

Josh Taylor and Apinun Khongsong both promise knockouts - DAZN News USJosh Taylor and Apinun Khongsong both promise knockouts  DAZN News US

Lao Cai woman held for trafficking girl to China 8 years ago - VnExpress InternationalLao Cai woman held for trafficking girl to China 8 years ago  VnExpress International

13 Vietnamese caught sneaking into Laos - VnExpress International13 Vietnamese caught sneaking into Laos  VnExpress International

Eight Lao men caught carrying 10 kg meth into Vietnam - VnExpress InternationalEight Lao men caught carrying 10 kg meth into Vietnam  VnExpress International

IPOS expands cooperation with the Republic of Korea and Lao Peoples Democratic Republic for PCT applications - Intellectual Property - Lao Peoples Democratic Republic - Mondaq News AlertsIPOS expands cooperation with the Republic of Korea and Lao Peoples Democratic Republic for PCT applications - Intellectual Property - Lao Peoples Democratic Republic  Mondaq News Alerts

Laos allows foreign nationals to own condominiums - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Laos allows foreign nationals to own condominiums  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

'Dallas is a bona fide Laotian food destination,’ says travel mag - The Dallas Morning News'Dallas is a bona fide Laotian food destination,’ says travel mag  The Dallas Morning News

The Trip to Laos That Will Revive My Soul - BloombergQuintThe Trip to Laos That Will Revive My Soul  BloombergQuint

Unscathed by COVID-19, Laos Gambles on Megaprojects to Revive Its Economy - World Politics ReviewUnscathed by COVID-19, Laos Gambles on Megaprojects to Revive Its Economy  World Politics Review

Laos's Coronavirus-Free Status Is Probably Untrue - Foreign PolicyLaos's Coronavirus-Free Status Is Probably Untrue  Foreign Policy

Travel - Laos' collective approach to healthcare - BBC NewsTravel - Laos' collective approach to healthcare  BBC News

Gifts presented to Lao armed forces, border residents - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Gifts presented to Lao armed forces, border residents  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

An Uncertain Future for Laos – The Diplomat - The DiplomatAn Uncertain Future for Laos – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

Bump ahead: How a post-pandemic world will impact China’s Belt and Road Initiative - India TodayBump ahead: How a post-pandemic world will impact China’s Belt and Road Initiative  India Today

Vietnam, Laos report new COVID-19 cases after 3 months - Anadolu AgencyVietnam, Laos report new COVID-19 cases after 3 months  Anadolu Agency

Mzozo Samburu - Wanakikundi wa shamba la Longewan walalamikia ugavi wa shamba lao : KTN News - The StandardMzozo Samburu - Wanakikundi wa shamba la Longewan walalamikia ugavi wa shamba lao : KTN News  The Standard

Laos is a missing link in Asia's fight against organized crime - CNNLaos is a missing link in Asia's fight against organized crime  CNN

Analysts: Rising Debt Burden Could Make Laos More Reliant on China - VOA NewsAnalysts: Rising Debt Burden Could Make Laos More Reliant on China  VOA News

India, Laos to discuss raising bilateral trade as MEA pushes for diversity in markets - BusinessLineIndia, Laos to discuss raising bilateral trade as MEA pushes for diversity in markets  BusinessLine

No New Thinking in Laos? – The Diplomat - The DiplomatNo New Thinking in Laos? – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

How I Work Out of My Car as a Sports Photographer - PetaPixelHow I Work Out of My Car as a Sports Photographer  PetaPixel

With 19 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases And No Deaths, Laos To Loosen Lockdown - NPRWith 19 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases And No Deaths, Laos To Loosen Lockdown  NPR

Laos Has Tackled COVID-19, But It Is Drowning in Debt to International Finance - The Bullet - Socialist ProjectLaos Has Tackled COVID-19, But It Is Drowning in Debt to International Finance - The Bullet  Socialist Project

Virus-free Laos lifts shutters on shops and restaurants - Nikkei Asian ReviewVirus-free Laos lifts shutters on shops and restaurants  Nikkei Asian Review

Lao morning news for July 15, 2020 - AEC News TodayLao morning news for July 15, 2020  AEC News Today

Why Laos Has Been Bombed More Than Any Other Country - HistoryWhy Laos Has Been Bombed More Than Any Other Country  History

On a mega reserve in Laos, rescued moon bears find a new home - Mongabay.comOn a mega reserve in Laos, rescued moon bears find a new home  Mongabay.com

Laos footballer banned for life over match-fixing - Deccan HeraldLaos footballer banned for life over match-fixing  Deccan Herald

Laos' Ministry of Health and WHO support cleaning and disinfection training as restrictions lift - World Health OrganizationLaos' Ministry of Health and WHO support cleaning and disinfection training as restrictions lift  World Health Organization

Health and Travel Alert - US Embassy Vientiane, Laos - US Embassy in LaosHealth and Travel Alert - US Embassy Vientiane, Laos  US Embassy in Laos

US Provides 88000 Additional Mosquito Nets to Prevent Malaria in Laos - US Embassy in LaosUS Provides 88000 Additional Mosquito Nets to Prevent Malaria in Laos  US Embassy in Laos

Southeast Asian megadrought dating back 5000 years discovered in Laos cave - Penn TodaySoutheast Asian megadrought dating back 5000 years discovered in Laos cave  Penn Today

Lao gov't closely monitors people entering Laos to prevent second wave of COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLao gov't closely monitors people entering Laos to prevent second wave of COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Illegal trade with terrestrial vertebrates in markets and households of Laos - Science DailyIllegal trade with terrestrial vertebrates in markets and households of Laos  Science Daily

Lao gov't continues to strictly monitor people entering Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLao gov't continues to strictly monitor people entering Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Laos' debt woes worsen as bills for China-funded dams loom - Nikkei Asian ReviewLaos' debt woes worsen as bills for China-funded dams loom  Nikkei Asian Review

Chinese investment upheavals anger Laos' indigenous tribes - Nikkei Asian ReviewChinese investment upheavals anger Laos' indigenous tribes  Nikkei Asian Review

Laos goes into total lockdown - TTR WeeklyLaos goes into total lockdown  TTR Weekly

China-Laos railway trainees work hard to win themselves brighter future - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina-Laos railway trainees work hard to win themselves brighter future - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

9km tunnel completed on China-to-Laos railway - News - GCR - GCR9km tunnel completed on China-to-Laos railway - News - GCR  GCR

Fitch Revises Laos' Outlook to Negative, Affirms Rating at 'B-' - Fitch RatingsFitch Revises Laos' Outlook to Negative, Affirms Rating at 'B-'  Fitch Ratings

Laos to move on third Mekong dam project despite neighbours' green concerns - ReutersLaos to move on third Mekong dam project despite neighbours' green concerns  Reuters

Japan and Laos agree to relax coronavirus travel restrictions - Nikkei Asian ReviewJapan and Laos agree to relax coronavirus travel restrictions  Nikkei Asian Review