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 Urged to Cancel Latest Dam for Mainstream Mekong - VOA NewsLaos Urged to Cancel Latest Dam for Mainstream Mekong  VOA News

Who We Are - News - FIFA President Infantino makes first visit to Laos - FIFA.comWho We Are - News - FIFA President Infantino makes first visit to Laos  FIFA.com

Laos: A Southeast Asian Odyssey - Travel+LeisureLaos: A Southeast Asian Odyssey  Travel+Leisure

Chinese Support Gives Laos an Edge Over Powerful Neighbor Vietnam - VOA NewsChinese Support Gives Laos an Edge Over Powerful Neighbor Vietnam  VOA News

Laos to go ahead with Luang Prabang dam project despite warnings - Aljazeera.comLaos to go ahead with Luang Prabang dam project despite warnings  Aljazeera.com

UN helps Laos engage in 2030 Agenda - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaUN helps Laos engage in 2030 Agenda - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Concern over Cambodia, Laos coal power deal, SE Asia News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesConcern over Cambodia, Laos coal power deal, SE Asia News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

EU provides € 200000 to assist storm victims in Laos - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebEU provides € 200000 to assist storm victims in Laos - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Laos, Vietnam plan business dialogue to boost investment, border trade - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos, Vietnam plan business dialogue to boost investment, border trade - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Two Large Mekong River Dams in Laos to Start Operations by End of Year - Radio Free AsiaTwo Large Mekong River Dams in Laos to Start Operations by End of Year  Radio Free Asia

Chinese banana plantations bring work and pollution to Laos - chinadialogueChinese banana plantations bring work and pollution to Laos  chinadialogue

EDITORIAL: Imported rice is cheaper than rice grown in Laos - Eleven MyanmarEDITORIAL: Imported rice is cheaper than rice grown in Laos  Eleven Myanmar

History Speaks Presentation Focuses on Hmong History in Laos - WSAU NewsHistory Speaks Presentation Focuses on Hmong History in Laos  WSAU News

Coalition of Overseas Lao Organizations Demand Release of Woman Jailed for Criticizing Lao Government on Facebook - Radio Free AsiaCoalition of Overseas Lao Organizations Demand Release of Woman Jailed for Criticizing Lao Government on Facebook  Radio Free Asia

Wanted gold robber arrested in Laos - Bangkok PostWanted gold robber arrested in Laos  Bangkok Post

Chinese Cement Factory Blast Kills 1, Injures 20 in Laos - Radio Free AsiaChinese Cement Factory Blast Kills 1, Injures 20 in Laos  Radio Free Asia

Cambodia’s Meal Temple launches ride-hailing app in Laos - Tech in AsiaCambodia’s Meal Temple launches ride-hailing app in Laos  Tech in Asia

Green Bay man who fled to Laos after rape sentenced to 15 years - WBAYGreen Bay man who fled to Laos after rape sentenced to 15 years  WBAY

Thai NGOs Speak Out Against Proposed Dam in Laos - Radio Free AsiaThai NGOs Speak Out Against Proposed Dam in Laos  Radio Free Asia

Woman Held For 'Defaming' Laos is Refused Family Visits - Radio Free AsiaWoman Held For 'Defaming' Laos is Refused Family Visits  Radio Free Asia

Nearly 80% of China-Laos Railway Project Completed - Khaosod EnglishNearly 80% of China-Laos Railway Project Completed  Khaosod English

4 L.A.-area spots to find fresh, funky, underrated Laotian food - Los Angeles Times4 L.A.-area spots to find fresh, funky, underrated Laotian food  Los Angeles Times

Feature: Chinese tea enthusiasts promote product from Laos to global markets via CIIE - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: Chinese tea enthusiasts promote product from Laos to global markets via CIIE - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Thailand turns to China for high-speed rail boost - Bangkok PostThailand turns to China for high-speed rail boost  Bangkok Post

Lao press launches Chinese language news website to reach more readers - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLao press launches Chinese language news website to reach more readers - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Travel bugs: Paradise in the jungle and the littering monks of Laos - New Zealand HeraldTravel bugs: Paradise in the jungle and the littering monks of Laos  New Zealand Herald

Mohun Bagan to meet Laos' Young Elephant today - theindependentbd.comMohun Bagan to meet Laos' Young Elephant today  theindependentbd.com

Villagers in Laos Resist 50-year Land Concession to Thai Developer - Radio Free AsiaVillagers in Laos Resist 50-year Land Concession to Thai Developer  Radio Free Asia

Tasting 'Traditional Recipes of Laos' in Luang Prabang - Los Angeles TimesTasting 'Traditional Recipes of Laos' in Luang Prabang  Los Angeles Times

Nearly 80 pct of China-Laos railway construction completed - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaNearly 80 pct of China-Laos railway construction completed - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

UN Rights Experts Express Concern Over Disappearance of Lao Rights Defender - Radio Free AsiaUN Rights Experts Express Concern Over Disappearance of Lao Rights Defender  Radio Free Asia

Mekong River Commission Defends Seven-Week Silence on Lao Dam Project Submission - Radio Free AsiaMekong River Commission Defends Seven-Week Silence on Lao Dam Project Submission  Radio Free Asia

Save the Mekong Coalition Urges Cancellation of Laos’ Proposed Fifth Large Mekong River Dam - Radio Free AsiaSave the Mekong Coalition Urges Cancellation of Laos’ Proposed Fifth Large Mekong River Dam  Radio Free Asia

Bua Loy Asian Food Restaurant Gives Diners a Taste of Laos - Mainline TodayBua Loy Asian Food Restaurant Gives Diners a Taste of Laos  Mainline Today

‘Our River Was Like a God’: How Dams and China’s Might Imperil the Mekong - The New York Times‘Our River Was Like a God’: How Dams and China’s Might Imperil the Mekong  The New York Times

The Laotian fish curry fit for royalty - Los Angeles TimesThe Laotian fish curry fit for royalty  Los Angeles Times

Home-grown start-up launches ride-hailing service in Laos - Khmer TimesHome-grown start-up launches ride-hailing service in Laos  Khmer Times

Where is Lao’s missing human rights activist? - The Asean PostWhere is Lao’s missing human rights activist?  The Asean Post

Lao PM to pay official visit to Vi?t Nam - Viet Nam NewsLao PM to pay official visit to Vi?t Nam  Viet Nam News

From Laos to America: Hmong family finds refuge in U.S. - The Business JournalFrom Laos to America: Hmong family finds refuge in U.S.  The Business Journal

The world's most bombed country - ProspectThe world's most bombed country  Prospect

Vi?t Nam, Laos issue joint statement - Politics & Laws - Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports - Viet Nam NewsVi?t Nam, Laos issue joint statement - Politics & Laws - Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports  Viet Nam News

Map of estimated sub-national resilience for Laos PDR (19 Sep 2019) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebMap of estimated sub-national resilience for Laos PDR (19 Sep 2019) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

WFP Lao PDR Country Brief, August 2019 - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebWFP Lao PDR Country Brief, August 2019 - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Where will 'Lao Ma' lead Malaysia?, Opinion News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesWhere will 'Lao Ma' lead Malaysia?, Opinion News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

Disaster Risk Reduction in Lao PDR, Status Report (July 2019) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebDisaster Risk Reduction in Lao PDR, Status Report (July 2019) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

1st of 4 electricity generators tested at Don Sahong hydropower plant in Southern Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua1st of 4 electricity generators tested at Don Sahong hydropower plant in Southern Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Empowering girls in Lao - The ASEAN PostEmpowering girls in Lao  The ASEAN Post

Legislatures of VN, Laos share experience at joint workshop - Viet Nam NewsLegislatures of VN, Laos share experience at joint workshop  Viet Nam News

Vietnamese, Lao top legislators hold talks - Politics & Laws - Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports - Viet Nam NewsVietnamese, Lao top legislators hold talks - Politics & Laws - Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports  Viet Nam News

Local blues man tunes in to war-wounded in Laos - Penobscot Bay PressLocal blues man tunes in to war-wounded in Laos  Penobscot Bay Press

NA chairwoman meets Lao top leader - Politics & Laws - Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports - Viet Nam NewsNA chairwoman meets Lao top leader - Politics & Laws - Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports  Viet Nam News

'We Owe Them This Debt:' New Bill Would Make Hmong Veterans Eligible For State Benefits - Wisconsin Public Radio News'We Owe Them This Debt:' New Bill Would Make Hmong Veterans Eligible For State Benefits  Wisconsin Public Radio News

Situation Update: No. 6 – Tropical Storm Podul and Tropical Depression Kajiki, Lao PDR - Monday, 14 October 2019, 18:30 hrs (UTC+7) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebSituation Update: No. 6 – Tropical Storm Podul and Tropical Depression Kajiki, Lao PDR - Monday, 14 October 2019, 18:30 hrs (UTC+7) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Signs Practical Arrangements for Triangular Cooperation with Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam | IAEA - International Atomic Energy AgencySigns Practical Arrangements for Triangular Cooperation with Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam | IAEA  International Atomic Energy Agency

Japanese electronics giant Hitachi opens sales-services unit in Laos - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Japanese electronics giant Hitachi opens sales-services unit in Laos  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Bill to provide benefits to Hmong-Lao veterans - WKOWBill to provide benefits to Hmong-Lao veterans  WKOW

Dying for land in Lao? - The ASEAN PostDying for land in Lao?  The ASEAN Post

Lao Thai on University Avenue is closing after 23 years serving soups, curries - St. Paul Pioneer PressLao Thai on University Avenue is closing after 23 years serving soups, curries  St. Paul Pioneer Press

NA Vice Chairwoman meets Lao counterpart on IPU-141 sidelines - Nhan Dan OnlineNA Vice Chairwoman meets Lao counterpart on IPU-141 sidelines  Nhan Dan Online

Gambling addiction in Minnesota's Lao community is mostly hidden - Minnesota Public Radio NewsGambling addiction in Minnesota's Lao community is mostly hidden  Minnesota Public Radio News

Alan Walter From New Orleans Bar Lao Is Obsessed With Sous Vide Cocktails - The Daily BeastAlan Walter From New Orleans Bar Lao Is Obsessed With Sous Vide Cocktails  The Daily Beast

How to live stream Champions League Match Day 3 - Man City, Inter Milan, Barcelona & more - Goal.comHow to live stream Champions League Match Day 3 - Man City, Inter Milan, Barcelona & more  Goal.com

St. Paul's Lao Thai closes after two-decade run - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business JournalSt. Paul's Lao Thai closes after two-decade run  Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Lao People's Democratic Republic: General Logistics Planning Map (September 2019) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebLao People's Democratic Republic: General Logistics Planning Map (September 2019) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Prime Minister receives outgoing Lao Ambassador - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Prime Minister receives outgoing Lao Ambassador  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Frisco's Sweet Rice mixes Thai restaurant scene with authentic Lao dishes - Community Impact NewspaperFrisco's Sweet Rice mixes Thai restaurant scene with authentic Lao dishes  Community Impact Newspaper

Discover why Laos is the world’s next great foodie destination - National GeographicDiscover why Laos is the world’s next great foodie destination  National Geographic

Thai government pressed over missing Lao activist Od Sayavong - The GuardianThai government pressed over missing Lao activist Od Sayavong  The Guardian

Laos freight and logistics Market Trend 2019 Size, Status, Shares, Revenues and Outlook 2024 - Herald Journalism 24Laos freight and logistics Market Trend 2019 Size, Status, Shares, Revenues and Outlook 2024  Herald Journalism 24

Australian Bear Charity Saves Its First Pangolin in Laos - The Epoch TimesAustralian Bear Charity Saves Its First Pangolin in Laos  The Epoch Times

Are Laos' Land-Linking Dreams a Risky Bet? - The DiplomatAre Laos' Land-Linking Dreams a Risky Bet?  The Diplomat

In Laos, A Chinese-Funded Railway Sparks Hope For Growth — And Fears Of Debt - NPRIn Laos, A Chinese-Funded Railway Sparks Hope For Growth — And Fears Of Debt  NPR

Laos: EU supports inclusive and sustainable development with two new programmes worth €55 million - EU NewsLaos: EU supports inclusive and sustainable development with two new programmes worth €55 million  EU News

First movie jointly produced by China, Laos screened in Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFirst movie jointly produced by China, Laos screened in Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Laos - Country overview (26 June 2019) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebLaos - Country overview (26 June 2019) - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

In Laos, Women Rule Rugby - The New York TimesIn Laos, Women Rule Rugby  The New York Times

The Lost Tribe: The CIA's Secret Army in Laos - Al Jazeera AmericaThe Lost Tribe: The CIA's Secret Army in Laos  Al Jazeera America

Endangered Asian Elephants Find Nature Sanctuary In Laos - NPREndangered Asian Elephants Find Nature Sanctuary In Laos  NPR

13 Chinese killed as tour bus crashes in Laos - The Associated Press13 Chinese killed as tour bus crashes in Laos  The Associated Press

Australia: Press Laos to Protect Rights - Human Rights WatchAustralia: Press Laos to Protect Rights  Human Rights Watch

Laos to expand energy trade with Vietnam - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos to expand energy trade with Vietnam - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam formulate tourism development plan - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos, Cambodia, Vietnam formulate tourism development plan - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Laos, Thailand launch freight train service - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos, Thailand launch freight train service - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Many provinces in Laos suffering after widespread flooding - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaMany provinces in Laos suffering after widespread flooding - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Laos, Trying to Build Its Way to an Economic Boom, Could Be Sunk by Debt - World Politics ReviewLaos, Trying to Build Its Way to an Economic Boom, Could Be Sunk by Debt  World Politics Review

Visit Laos-China Year bringing in more tourists: official - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaVisit Laos-China Year bringing in more tourists: official - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Laos: towards a future free from the fear of unexploded bombs - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebLaos: towards a future free from the fear of unexploded bombs - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Trump taps Tufts University alum to be next ambassador to Laos - The Boston GlobeTrump taps Tufts University alum to be next ambassador to Laos  The Boston Globe

'This Little Land of Mines' World Premiere Draws Attention to Lasting Trauma in Laos From U.S. 'Secret War' - Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting'This Little Land of Mines' World Premiere Draws Attention to Lasting Trauma in Laos From U.S. 'Secret War'  Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

What's Next After the New Cambodia-Laos Border Tensions? - The DiplomatWhat's Next After the New Cambodia-Laos Border Tensions?  The Diplomat

Lao activist latest asylum-seeker to go missing in Thailand: right groups - ReutersLao activist latest asylum-seeker to go missing in Thailand: right groups  Reuters

Laos says China-Laos railway creates job opportunities - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLaos says China-Laos railway creates job opportunities - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Bomb-clearing efforts in Laos slow due to shortage of funds - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebBomb-clearing efforts in Laos slow due to shortage of funds - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Tiger farms in Laos fuel demand for tiger parts on black market - Washington PostTiger farms in Laos fuel demand for tiger parts on black market  Washington Post

Lao People's Democratic Republic: Flash Floods - Emergency Plan of Action Operation Update n° 5 - Appeal n° MDRLA005 - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebLao People's Democratic Republic: Flash Floods - Emergency Plan of Action Operation Update n° 5 - Appeal n° MDRLA005 - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

Floodwater inundates houses, farms in many parts of Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFloodwater inundates houses, farms in many parts of Laos - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Operations achieved at 290-MW hydropower plant between Laos and Thailand - Power Engineering MagazineOperations achieved at 290-MW hydropower plant between Laos and Thailand  Power Engineering Magazine

Government Presents Way Forward for Lao PDR's Recovery - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) - ReliefWebGovernment Presents Way Forward for Lao PDR's Recovery - Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)  ReliefWeb

What China's Belt And Road Means For Elephants In Laos - NPRWhat China's Belt And Road Means For Elephants In Laos  NPR