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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Dengue cases reach 7928 in Laos - Daijiworld.comDengue cases reach 7928 in Laos  Daijiworld.com

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

United States Hosts Indo-Pacific Business Forum Event in Laos - US Embassy in LaosUnited States Hosts Indo-Pacific Business Forum Event in Laos  US Embassy in Laos

US Provides 50000 Malaria Test Kits to Lao PDR - US Embassy in LaosUS Provides 50000 Malaria Test Kits to Lao PDR  US Embassy in Laos

China Cuts Pro-India Vietnam To Size As It Cements Ties With Cambodia, Laos Through BRI - EurAsian TimesChina Cuts Pro-India Vietnam To Size As It Cements Ties With Cambodia, Laos Through BRI  EurAsian Times

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

Govt warns over Lao dam plan - Bangkok PostGovt warns over Lao dam plan  Bangkok Post

US Embassy Donates COVID Kits and Supplies to Lao PDR - US Embassy in LaosUS Embassy Donates COVID Kits and Supplies to Lao PDR  US Embassy in Laos

Feature: Laos eagerly anticipates opening of first expressway - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: Laos eagerly anticipates opening of first expressway - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Laos Bids to Shed Least Developed Country Label - VOA AsiaLaos Bids to Shed Least Developed Country Label  VOA Asia

Lao parliamentary delegation visits China-Laos railway - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLao parliamentary delegation visits China-Laos railway - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

USDA Awards $25 million to Help Feed Lao Children in Need - US Embassy in LaosUSDA Awards $25 million to Help Feed Lao Children in Need  US Embassy in Laos

Laos approves expressway - World HighwaysLaos approves expressway  World Highways

Tiny cave snail with muffin-top waistline rolls out of the dark in Laos - Science DailyTiny cave snail with muffin-top waistline rolls out of the dark in Laos  Science Daily

Starbucks to bring its lattes and frappes to Laos next year - Bangkok PostStarbucks to bring its lattes and frappes to Laos next year  Bangkok Post

Lao gov't urges vigilance against possible 2nd wave of COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLao gov't urges vigilance against possible 2nd wave of COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Laos Opens Fast-Track Service for Chinese Travelers - The DiplomatLaos Opens Fast-Track Service for Chinese Travelers  The Diplomat

Laos to further improve business climate to attract more investors - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos to further improve business climate to attract more investors - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Lao exports to Vietnam increase despite COVID-19 pandemic - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLao exports to Vietnam increase despite COVID-19 pandemic - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

China challenging Vietnam dominance in Cambodia, Laos through BRI projects - BW BusinessworldChina challenging Vietnam dominance in Cambodia, Laos through BRI projects  BW Businessworld

IOM Lao People's Democratic Republic COVID-19 Situation Report #6 (Oct 2020) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebIOM Lao People's Democratic Republic COVID-19 Situation Report #6 (Oct 2020) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

COVID-19-Related Vulnerabilities And Perceptions Of Non-Lao Populations in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (July to September 2020) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebCOVID-19-Related Vulnerabilities And Perceptions Of Non-Lao Populations in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (July to September 2020) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Chinese Group Gifts Panda Packs to Lao Students - All China Women's Federation - Women of ChinaChinese Group Gifts Panda Packs to Lao Students - All China Women's Federation  Women of China

Beijing-friendly Cambodia and Laos pushed out to ASEAN's fringe - Nikkei Asian ReviewBeijing-friendly Cambodia and Laos pushed out to ASEAN's fringe  Nikkei Asian Review

Vientiane-Vangvieng section of the China-Laos expressway ready to open - Big News NetworkVientiane-Vangvieng section of the China-Laos expressway ready to open  Big News Network

Could ASEAN Really Cut Laos and Cambodia Loose? - The DiplomatCould ASEAN Really Cut Laos and Cambodia Loose?  The Diplomat

China-Laos railway seals roof of its largest Vientiane station building - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina-Laos railway seals roof of its largest Vientiane station building - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

China's Yunnan donates anti-pandemic supplies to Laos, Myanmar - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina's Yunnan donates anti-pandemic supplies to Laos, Myanmar - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Laos malaria: USAID provides 50000 Malaria Test Kits - Outbreak News TodayLaos malaria: USAID provides 50000 Malaria Test Kits  Outbreak News Today

Burkina Faso, Iran and Laos latest members to join World Rugby - Insidethegames.bizBurkina Faso, Iran and Laos latest members to join World Rugby  Insidethegames.biz

Starbucks to bring its lattes and frappes to Laos - Seattle TimesStarbucks to bring its lattes and frappes to Laos  Seattle Times

Severe storms show how dams, displacement magnify climate impacts in Laos - ASEAN TODAYSevere storms show how dams, displacement magnify climate impacts in Laos  ASEAN TODAY

Vietnam, Cambodia, and Lao PDR Factsheet (Last updated 27/10/2020) - Viet Nam - ReliefWebVietnam, Cambodia, and Lao PDR Factsheet (Last updated 27/10/2020) - Viet Nam  ReliefWeb

UNPO: UN Special Rapporteurs Send Joint Allegation Letter to Lao Government Raising Issue of ChaoFa Hmong - UNPOUNPO: UN Special Rapporteurs Send Joint Allegation Letter to Lao Government Raising Issue of ChaoFa Hmong  UNPO

Lao People's Democratic Republic: Q3 2020 Preparedness - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebLao People's Democratic Republic: Q3 2020 Preparedness - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Laos reports 14 new confirmed COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos reports 14 new confirmed COVID-19 cases - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Laos urged to reassess dam - The Phnom Penh PostLaos urged to reassess dam  The Phnom Penh Post

Iran and Laos, full members of World Rugby and Nepal an associate member - asiarugby.comIran and Laos, full members of World Rugby and Nepal an associate member  asiarugby.com

China-Laos railway seals roof of largest Vientiane station building - The Star OnlineChina-Laos railway seals roof of largest Vientiane station building  The Star Online

Laos reports two H5N1 avian influenza poultry outbreaks, WHO follow-up on human case - Outbreak News TodayLaos reports two H5N1 avian influenza poultry outbreaks, WHO follow-up on human case  Outbreak News Today

Lao authorities closely monitor inbound travelers amid COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLao authorities closely monitor inbound travelers amid COVID-19 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Could ASEAN expel Cambodia and Laos over their allegiance to China? - ASEAN TODAYCould ASEAN expel Cambodia and Laos over their allegiance to China?  ASEAN TODAY

Compensation Delays for Survivors of Laos’ Worst Dam Disaster - Radio Free AsiaCompensation Delays for Survivors of Laos’ Worst Dam Disaster  Radio Free Asia

Laos‘ Plain of Jars has lessons for disaster risk management during Covid-19 - South China Morning PostLaos‘ Plain of Jars has lessons for disaster risk management during Covid-19  South China Morning Post

Performance of slope stabilisation trials on the road network of Laos - GOV.UKPerformance of slope stabilisation trials on the road network of Laos  GOV.UK

Can Lao Move To A Digital Economy? - The ASEAN PostCan Lao Move To A Digital Economy?  The ASEAN Post

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

NK paper highlights friendly ties with Laos on summit anniv. - Yonhap NewsNK paper highlights friendly ties with Laos on summit anniv.  Yonhap News

Vietnamese firms in Laos seek support from the gov't - The Phnom Penh PostVietnamese firms in Laos seek support from the gov't  The Phnom Penh Post

Laos: General election scheduled for Feb 21 - The Star OnlineLaos: General election scheduled for Feb 21  The Star Online

In ‘remarkable’ turnaround, California schools can expect huge one-time windfall next year, LAO says - EdSourceIn ‘remarkable’ turnaround, California schools can expect huge one-time windfall next year, LAO says  EdSource

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Clips of Laos, Thailand flooding WRONGLY used to show 'Cagayan' during typhoon Ulysses - Vera FilesVERA FILES FACT CHECK: Clips of Laos, Thailand flooding WRONGLY used to show 'Cagayan' during typhoon Ulysses  Vera Files

Women's participate in income-generating initiatives can narrow Laos' gender gap - DevdiscourseWomen's participate in income-generating initiatives can narrow Laos' gender gap  Devdiscourse

DMC’s ‘Plastic Lao, Mask Le Jao’ drive receives thumbs up from residents - Times of IndiaDMC’s ‘Plastic Lao, Mask Le Jao’ drive receives thumbs up from residents  Times of India

Lao govt confident of economic recovery next year, with up to 4.5% growth - The Star OnlineLao govt confident of economic recovery next year, with up to 4.5% growth  The Star Online

Controversial Luang Prabang Dam Construction Well Underway in Laos - Radio Free AsiaControversial Luang Prabang Dam Construction Well Underway in Laos  Radio Free Asia

IOM, Lao Ministry of Public Security Complete Point of Entry (PoE) Assessment across Lao People's Democratic Republic - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebIOM, Lao Ministry of Public Security Complete Point of Entry (PoE) Assessment across Lao People's Democratic Republic - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

LAO estimates Medi-Cal spending will increase 14.2% in FY 2021-22 - State of Reform - State of ReformLAO estimates Medi-Cal spending will increase 14.2% in FY 2021-22 - State of Reform  State of Reform

Laos: Trade deficit hit USD34m - MENAFN.COMLaos: Trade deficit hit USD34m  MENAFN.COM

California inmate fought wildfires, now faces deportation - Associated PressCalifornia inmate fought wildfires, now faces deportation  Associated Press

Preparations for Vietnam-Laos cooperation committee meeting - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Preparations for Vietnam-Laos cooperation committee meeting  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Matchroom Italy announce Patera vs. Boschiero - DAZN News USMatchroom Italy announce Patera vs. Boschiero  DAZN News US

Terence Crawford's rebuttal to Bob Arum: 'Release me now' - DAZN News USTerence Crawford's rebuttal to Bob Arum: 'Release me now'  DAZN News US

Interview: Xander Lao, Chief Strategy Officer Of Cebu Pacific - Aviation WeekInterview: Xander Lao, Chief Strategy Officer Of Cebu Pacific  Aviation Week

World Bank assists Laos' project to boost health, nutrition services - The Star OnlineWorld Bank assists Laos' project to boost health, nutrition services  The Star Online

4 European states, Laos confirm first cases of avian flu in poultry - WATTAgNet Industry News & Trends4 European states, Laos confirm first cases of avian flu in poultry  WATTAgNet Industry News & Trends

Tyson Fury claims Deontay Wilder 'has lost his marbles' - DAZN News USTyson Fury claims Deontay Wilder 'has lost his marbles'  DAZN News US

China's debt-trap diplomacy: Laos' credit rating downgraded to CCC - Thailand Business NewsChina's debt-trap diplomacy: Laos' credit rating downgraded to CCC  Thailand Business News

Keeping ties with Laos healthy - Khmer TimesKeeping ties with Laos healthy  Khmer Times

Inmate fought Northern California wildfires, now faces deportation - The Mercury NewsInmate fought Northern California wildfires, now faces deportation  The Mercury News

Camchilao food truck specializes in Cambodian, Lao and Chinese fare - BerkeleysideCamchilao food truck specializes in Cambodian, Lao and Chinese fare  Berkeleyside

Vietnamese Ambassador congratulates Laos on 45th National Day - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Vietnamese Ambassador congratulates Laos on 45th National Day  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

480 kilograms of marijuana seized on Laos border - The Thaiger480 kilograms of marijuana seized on Laos border  The Thaiger

Cu?c g?i cu?i v?i ch?ng c?a ch? lao công b? thanh tra giao thông di ngu?c du?ng dâm t? vong - Yahoo NewsCu?c g?i cu?i v?i ch?ng c?a ch? lao công b? thanh tra giao thông di ngu?c du?ng dâm t? vong  Yahoo News

Conor Benn overwhelms Sebastian Formella toward dominant unanimous decision - DAZN News USConor Benn overwhelms Sebastian Formella toward dominant unanimous decision  DAZN News US

Thanh tra giao thông di ngu?c du?ng dâm ch? lao công t? vong: L?i k? b?t ng? c?a nhân ch?ng - Yahoo NewsThanh tra giao thông di ngu?c du?ng dâm ch? lao công t? vong: L?i k? b?t ng? c?a nhân ch?ng  Yahoo News

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate's Kung Lao Has An Infinite Combo Glitch - Screen RantMortal Kombat 11 Ultimate's Kung Lao Has An Infinite Combo Glitch  Screen Rant

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

California should close 5 prisons to save money after releasing 25,000 inmates, analyst says - Sacramento BeeCalifornia should close 5 prisons to save money after releasing 25,000 inmates, analyst says  Sacramento Bee

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

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

US Ambassador Hands Over Successful Restoration of Wat Visoun - US Embassy in LaosUS Ambassador Hands Over Successful Restoration of Wat Visoun  US Embassy in Laos

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

Opinions are dangerous in communist Laos - UCANOpinions are dangerous in communist Laos  UCAN

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

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

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

Thai Protests Inspire Online Calls for Change Next Door in Laos - The DiplomatThai Protests Inspire Online Calls for Change Next Door in Laos  The Diplomat

Laos Has Tackled COVID-19, But It Is Drowning in Debt to International Finance - NewsClickLaos Has Tackled COVID-19, But It Is Drowning in Debt to International Finance  NewsClick

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

Lao PDR: Working with communities to ensure early detection of outbreaks - World Health OrganizationLao PDR: Working with communities to ensure early detection of outbreaks  World Health Organization

Thai protests inspire Laos criticism - Financial TimesThai protests inspire Laos criticism  Financial Times

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 on thin ice as China takes control of electricity grid - UCANLaos on thin ice as China takes control of electricity grid  UCAN

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

China-Laos railway holes all 75 tunnels - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina-Laos railway holes all 75 tunnels - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

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

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

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

AHAN Project - Newsletter #2 - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebAHAN Project - Newsletter #2 - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb