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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How Laos is overcoming landlockedness and bolstering growth - East Asia ForumHow Laos is overcoming landlockedness and bolstering growth  East Asia Forum

Sputnik V authorized in Laos - PharmiWeb.comSputnik V authorized in Laos  PharmiWeb.com

Over 2,000 people being isolated over COVID-19 concerns in Laos - ANI NewsOver 2,000 people being isolated over COVID-19 concerns in Laos  ANI News

Laos records 2 new COVID-19 cases, 47 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos records 2 new COVID-19 cases, 47 in total - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Chief of Party, MCH Activity - Laos - ReliefWebChief of Party, MCH Activity - Laos  ReliefWeb

Laos Issues New Decree on Dams Aimed at Minimizing Harm - VOA AsiaLaos Issues New Decree on Dams Aimed at Minimizing Harm  VOA Asia

Laos' Pointless Election – The Diplomat - The DiplomatLaos' Pointless Election – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

Leading the Way in Lao PDR: Chandavone Sinamonty - World Bank GroupLeading the Way in Lao PDR: Chandavone Sinamonty  World Bank Group

IOM Lao People's Democratic Republic COVID-19 Situation Report #9 (Jan 2021) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebIOM Lao People's Democratic Republic COVID-19 Situation Report #9 (Jan 2021) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Laos Planned Railways: Opening a National Rail Network in 2021 - ASEAN BriefingLaos Planned Railways: Opening a National Rail Network in 2021  ASEAN Briefing

Beijing Investment in Laos Sparks Chinese-Language Learning Boom - VOA AsiaBeijing Investment in Laos Sparks Chinese-Language Learning Boom  VOA Asia

UNESCO Calls for Heritage Assessment for Lao Hydropower Dam - The DiplomatUNESCO Calls for Heritage Assessment for Lao Hydropower Dam  The Diplomat

Dengue cases in Laos rise to 131 - The Star OnlineDengue cases in Laos rise to 131  The Star Online

How bond gridlock in Laos speaks to global problems - Euromoney magazineHow bond gridlock in Laos speaks to global problems  Euromoney magazine

An Overview of Cambodia, Laos & Myanmar 2021 From The Ground - Asia Business News - Asia BriefingAn Overview of Cambodia, Laos & Myanmar 2021 From The Ground - Asia Business News  Asia Briefing

Laos elects members for 9th National Assembly - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos elects members for 9th National Assembly - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Feature: Shared New Year wish brings China-Laos railway builders closer - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: Shared New Year wish brings China-Laos railway builders closer - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Laos issues new decree on dams - Bangkok PostLaos issues new decree on dams  Bangkok Post

People prepare for upcoming Spring Festival in Vientiane, Laos - Global TimesPeople prepare for upcoming Spring Festival in Vientiane, Laos  Global Times

It's time to speak up for persecuted Christians in Laos - Union of Catholic Asian NewsIt's time to speak up for persecuted Christians in Laos  Union of Catholic Asian News

Laos issues new decree on dams aimed at minimising harm - ReutersLaos issues new decree on dams aimed at minimising harm  Reuters

Tax Identification Numbers in Laos: Compliance by June 2021 - ASEAN BriefingTax Identification Numbers in Laos: Compliance by June 2021  ASEAN Briefing

Chief of party| Laos | 2021 - ReliefWebChief of party| Laos | 2021  ReliefWeb

China-donated COVID-19 vaccine handed over to Laos at official ceremony - Global TimesChina-donated COVID-19 vaccine handed over to Laos at official ceremony  Global Times

COVID support for 17000 Laos garment workers | Materials & Production News | News - Ecotextile NewsCOVID support for 17000 Laos garment workers | Materials & Production News | News  Ecotextile News

Laos Braces for Promise, Peril of China’s High-Speed Railway - ?????? - VOA KhmerLaos Braces for Promise, Peril of China’s High-Speed Railway  ?????? - VOA Khmer

Laos: Covid-19 insurance now a requirement for entry into the country - The Star OnlineLaos: Covid-19 insurance now a requirement for entry into the country  The Star Online

Who will foot the bill of Laos' big bet on coal? - Eco-BusinessWho will foot the bill of Laos' big bet on coal?  Eco-Business

Laos requires foreign visitors to buy COVID-19 insurance - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos requires foreign visitors to buy COVID-19 insurance - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Lao govt continues to monitor inbound travelers amid Covid-19 and dengue issues - The Star OnlineLao govt continues to monitor inbound travelers amid Covid-19 and dengue issues  The Star Online

Chinese Investment in Laos Sparks Chinese-Language Learning Boom - Radio Free AsiaChinese Investment in Laos Sparks Chinese-Language Learning Boom  Radio Free Asia

Laos eyes to graduate from least developed country status in 2026 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos eyes to graduate from least developed country status in 2026 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Garment Workers in Thailand, Laos See Victory in Lost Wage Incidents - Sourcing JournalGarment Workers in Thailand, Laos See Victory in Lost Wage Incidents  Sourcing Journal

What's Eaten Where: Laos - Cyprus MailWhat's Eaten Where: Laos  Cyprus Mail

Laos: City roads upgraded to improve traffic flow - The Star OnlineLaos: City roads upgraded to improve traffic flow  The Star Online

China-Laos railway may be ‘badly needed’ boost for Beijing. And the region? - South China Morning PostChina-Laos railway may be ‘badly needed’ boost for Beijing. And the region?  South China Morning Post

Laos eyes graduation from Least Developed Country status in 2026 - The Star OnlineLaos eyes graduation from Least Developed Country status in 2026  The Star Online

Laos tipped to be the ‘next Cambodia’ as relaxed rules for foreign homebuyers can make it a property investment hotspot - Yahoo Singapore NewsLaos tipped to be the ‘next Cambodia’ as relaxed rules for foreign homebuyers can make it a property investment hotspot  Yahoo Singapore News

Covid-19 insurance needed to enter Laos - The Phnom Penh PostCovid-19 insurance needed to enter Laos  The Phnom Penh Post

Lao People's Democratic Republic: Q4 2020 Preparedness - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebLao People's Democratic Republic: Q4 2020 Preparedness - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Mystery over murder of Lao Christian leader - Union of Catholic Asian NewsMystery over murder of Lao Christian leader  Union of Catholic Asian News

Laos gov't eyes graduation from LDC status in 2026 - The Phnom Penh PostLaos gov't eyes graduation from LDC status in 2026  The Phnom Penh Post

Laos govt urges officials to closely monitor self-quarantine of people entering Laos - The Star OnlineLaos govt urges officials to closely monitor self-quarantine of people entering Laos  The Star Online

Laos: Smart city development expected to begin soon - The Star OnlineLaos: Smart city development expected to begin soon  The Star Online

Coconut Water Becomes Overnight Aphrodisiac in Laos - The Star OnlineCoconut Water Becomes Overnight Aphrodisiac in Laos  The Star Online

Laos to open new international checkpoint with Vietnam - The Star OnlineLaos to open new international checkpoint with Vietnam  The Star Online

Micro-businesses dominate Laos' enterprises: survey - The Star OnlineMicro-businesses dominate Laos' enterprises: survey  The Star Online

Laos appoints acting governor to lead Oudomxay province - The Star OnlineLaos appoints acting governor to lead Oudomxay province  The Star Online

Lao Food Festival 2021 held in Vientiane - Global TimesLao Food Festival 2021 held in Vientiane  Global Times

Laos: Two power plants planned for sale of electricity to Cambodia - The Star OnlineLaos: Two power plants planned for sale of electricity to Cambodia  The Star Online

Laos ministry seeks to reduce number of child workers - The Star OnlineLaos ministry seeks to reduce number of child workers  The Star Online

Southeast Asian Food Truck Spotlights Specialities of Laos and Cambodia - Eater San DiegoSoutheast Asian Food Truck Spotlights Specialities of Laos and Cambodia  Eater San Diego

Two power plants planned in Laos for sale of electricity to Cambodia - The Phnom Penh PostTwo power plants planned in Laos for sale of electricity to Cambodia  The Phnom Penh Post

Baseline Consultant - Samoui Nutrition Action Project (SNAP) - ReliefWebBaseline Consultant - Samoui Nutrition Action Project (SNAP)  ReliefWeb

Spotify expanding to over 80 new locations including Brunei, Laos and Cambodia - NME.comSpotify expanding to over 80 new locations including Brunei, Laos and Cambodia  NME.com

Devin Haney set to fight Jorge Linares in May - DAZN News USDevin Haney set to fight Jorge Linares in May  DAZN News US

Laos Cabinet prepares for landmark inaugural National Assembly session - The Star OnlineLaos Cabinet prepares for landmark inaugural National Assembly session  The Star Online

Laos gets Russian help to detonate 3000 UXO devices - The Star OnlineLaos gets Russian help to detonate 3000 UXO devices  The Star Online

Lao PDR Preparedness Quarterly Update, October-December 2020 - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebLao PDR Preparedness Quarterly Update, October-December 2020 - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

World Vision: Lao PDR Flood and COVID-19 Response Situation Report (4 February 2021) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebWorld Vision: Lao PDR Flood and COVID-19 Response Situation Report (4 February 2021) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Ricky Lao promoted to Director, Product Planning Hyundai and Genesis, Hyundai Motor North America - Automotive WorldRicky Lao promoted to Director, Product Planning Hyundai and Genesis, Hyundai Motor North America  Automotive World

Mortal Kombat Kung Lao Enters the Arena With Storm Collectibles - Bleeding Cool NewsMortal Kombat Kung Lao Enters the Arena With Storm Collectibles  Bleeding Cool News

Japan's enduring commitment to justice affairs diplomacy - Washington PostJapan's enduring commitment to justice affairs diplomacy  Washington Post

Liu Kang & Kung Lao Are Cousins In Mortal Kombat 2021 - Screen RantLiu Kang & Kung Lao Are Cousins In Mortal Kombat 2021  Screen Rant

The Best Chili Crisps, From Lao Gan Ma to Momofuku - EaterThe Best Chili Crisps, From Lao Gan Ma to Momofuku  Eater

LAO report digs into details of Newsom's homelessness proposals - State of Reform - State of ReformLAO report digs into details of Newsom's homelessness proposals - State of Reform  State of Reform

Vaccine progress: Mekong economies remain susceptible - BlueNotesVaccine progress: Mekong economies remain susceptible  BlueNotes

Canelo Alvarez can be beaten, claims Billy Joe Saunders - DAZN News USCanelo Alvarez can be beaten, claims Billy Joe Saunders  DAZN News US

Outcomes of Lao People's Revolutionary Party's 11th National Congress informed to Vietnam - Nhan Dan OnlineOutcomes of Lao People's Revolutionary Party's 11th National Congress informed to Vietnam  Nhan Dan Online

Lao PDR: New Project to Protect Landscapes and Enhance Livelihoods - Modern DiplomacyLao PDR: New Project to Protect Landscapes and Enhance Livelihoods  Modern Diplomacy

NCI Trials for March 2021 – The Cancer Letter - The Cancer LetterNCI Trials for March 2021 – The Cancer Letter  The Cancer Letter

Wat Lao Samakky Temple hosts food distribution on south side - WANEWat Lao Samakky Temple hosts food distribution on south side  WANE

Han Lao permanently closes in Brentwood | Off the Menu | stltoday.com - STLtoday.comHan Lao permanently closes in Brentwood | Off the Menu | stltoday.com  STLtoday.com

Teofimo Lopez: I want Gervonta Davis next - DAZN News USTeofimo Lopez: I want Gervonta Davis next  DAZN News US

Filip Hrgovic wants Anthony Joshua fight - DAZN News USFilip Hrgovic wants Anthony Joshua fight  DAZN News US

Income support to help 17000 garment workers in Lao PDR hit by COVID-19 - Mirage NewsIncome support to help 17000 garment workers in Lao PDR hit by COVID-19  Mirage News

Canelo Alvarez: Billy Joe Saunders will be easy work - DAZN News USCanelo Alvarez: Billy Joe Saunders will be easy work  DAZN News US

Laos promotes PM Thongloun as leader of communist party - Nikkei AsiaLaos promotes PM Thongloun as leader of communist party  Nikkei Asia

Laos' new leader to play balancing act between China and Vietnam - Nikkei AsiaLaos' new leader to play balancing act between China and Vietnam  Nikkei Asia

Ryan Garcia gives up on Manny Pacquiao dream fight - DAZN News USRyan Garcia gives up on Manny Pacquiao dream fight  DAZN News US

Matchroom Boxing's Barcelona card rescheduled for April 23 - DAZN News USMatchroom Boxing's Barcelona card rescheduled for April 23  DAZN News US

What next for Laos' growth strategy? | - East Asia ForumWhat next for Laos' growth strategy? |  East Asia Forum

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

The story of Captain Gary Michael Rose, US Army , Vietnam War, Medal of Honor - The Andalusia Star-News - Andalusia Star-NewsThe story of Captain Gary Michael Rose, US Army , Vietnam War, Medal of Honor - The Andalusia Star-News  Andalusia Star-News

Dereck Chisora vs. Joseph Parker due this year - DAZN News USDereck Chisora vs. Joseph Parker due this year  DAZN News US

In Laos, Reform Hopes Peter Out Into Business as Usual - The DiplomatIn Laos, Reform Hopes Peter Out Into Business as Usual  The Diplomat

FROM THE FIELD: Laos villages transformed by solar power - UN NewsFROM THE FIELD: Laos villages transformed by solar power  UN News

Boosting incomes and reducing vulnerabilities of maize farmers in Laos - UNCTADBoosting incomes and reducing vulnerabilities of maize farmers in Laos  UNCTAD

Curbside for Sweet Basil Thai and Lao Street Eats - Shepherd ExpressCurbside for Sweet Basil Thai and Lao Street Eats  Shepherd Express

Anthony Joshua believes Tyson Fury fight set for June - DAZN News USAnthony Joshua believes Tyson Fury fight set for June  DAZN News US

In the Face of Criticism, Laos Pushes Ahead With Four Mekong Dams - The DiplomatIn the Face of Criticism, Laos Pushes Ahead With Four Mekong Dams  The Diplomat

Laos Hopes to Improve Development Status - VOA Learning EnglishLaos Hopes to Improve Development Status  VOA Learning English

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

Joint Statement: Laos - Human Rights WatchJoint Statement: Laos  Human Rights Watch

Hydropower vs Heritage: Will Laos Lose Luang Prabang? - The DiplomatHydropower vs Heritage: Will Laos Lose Luang Prabang?  The Diplomat

Thai Official Warns Laos on Power Purchases from Controversial Dam - The DiplomatThai Official Warns Laos on Power Purchases from Controversial Dam  The Diplomat

Han Lao has closed in Brentwood - Sauce MagazineHan Lao has closed in Brentwood  Sauce Magazine

Football in Laos flourishes with FIFA COVID-19 Relief Plan support - FIFA.comFootball in Laos flourishes with FIFA COVID-19 Relief Plan support  FIFA.com

Laos Issues New COVID-19 Control Order - LexologyLaos Issues New COVID-19 Control Order  Lexology

Laos Snubs Wife of Missing Rural Expert in ‘Unconvincing’ Stance on Disappearance - VOA AsiaLaos Snubs Wife of Missing Rural Expert in ‘Unconvincing’ Stance on Disappearance  VOA Asia